Respect Life Office

Last updated: 7 months ago

Every human is created in God’s image & likeness, and therefore every human life is sacred. Here in the Archdiocese of New Orleans we are working to build a Culture of Life that fosters the dignity & respect of all human life from conception until natural death. We rely on the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic Church & the USCCB’s Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities in order to foster the dignity & respect for every human life through the means of prayer & worship, public information & education, promoting public policy, and pastoral care.

May 13 -- Mother's Day Rosary Crusade for Life

May 16 -- Respect Life Gathering - Healing after Abortion

May 20 -- Sidewalk Counseling Workshop

June 14 -- Respect Life Gathering - End of Life

July 11 -- Respect Life Gathering - Conscience Protection

July 8 -- Sidewalk Counseling Workshop

August 17 -- Respect Life Gathering - Capital Punishment

September 9  Jazzed for Life!…Respect Life Coordinators’ & Volunteers’ Day  

September 27 -- November 5 -- 40 Days for Life

Fall 2017 - Theology of the Body for Teens High School/Middle School Training

October 2017 -- Respect Life Week in the Schools/PSRs

October 12 -- Respect Life Gathering - Stem Cell/Human Cloning Awareness

November 8 -- Respect Life Gathering - Adoption


January 19, 2018 -- March for Life - Washington DC

January 20 -- Louisiana Life March South - Baton Rouge

January 22 -- Memorial for the Unborn Prayer Service - New Orleans

General help for Respect Life work...

Respect Life Coordinators... email the Respect Life Office to obtain your copy of the Respect Life Coordinators' Handbook


The Respect Life Office now has prayer cards with Prayer for All Life available to those who are sick & homebound in your parish.  Please invite the sick & homebound of your parish to join your Respect Life group...share a prayer card, ask them to pray for the Respect Life work you will be doing.  Email the Respect Life Office to obtain the prayer cards.


Respect Life Topics Speakers' Bureau...includes speakers for all Respect Life topics


Respect Life Novenas...prayers for all Respect Life topics


USCCB 2016-2017 Respect Life Program

USCCB Respect Life Program Toolkit

USCCB Respect Life Resource Guide

Jazzed for Life!…Respect Life Coordinators’ & Volunteers’ Day 2017

...details coming soon!


Saturday September 9, 2017

Time - TBA

Location - University of Holy Cross


  • Prayer -- Archbishop Hughes 

  • Speakers on Respect Life issues -- Disabilities & End of Life Issues

  • Information on Respect Life Sunday, Respect Life Week in the schools, & other Respect Life events throughout the year

  • Networking with each other & with other local organizations (20 had display tables in 2016!)

  • …& yes, food!

  • Bring a donation to help our local safe house for girls ages 12-17 who have been sex-trafficked (list coming soon!)

sponsored by the Respect Life Office  

ALL parish Respect Life Coordinators AND their committees are invited! 


***Registration is not open yet...check back soon!***

Registration is required 

Deadline to register TBA

To register, please mail the following information to the Respect Life Office (necessary for catering count)...

Respect Life Office

7887 Walmsley AVE

NOLA  70125



Best phone number:___________--_______________--_________________


Parish/organization name:______________________________________________________________________

I am a Respect Life Coordinator   or    Volunteer   (please circle one)

I would like more information about:______________________________________________________________

I need help with the following:___________________________________________________________________

If you are a parish Respect Life Coordinator, please include the following:

Years/months in the role:________________________________________________________________________

Do you need a copy of the Respect Life Coordinators' Handbook?________Yes           _________No

Respect Life Issues Speakers' Bureau

Click on each title to email your request to the Respect Life Office...please include as much information as possible, including possible dates/times you would like to have a speaker talk to your group & the location. Thank you!


"Overview of the Respect Life Office"

"Parish Respect Life Work"

"Footprints for Foundation" -- parents &/or educators


"Sidewalk Counseling Workshop"

"Sidewalk Heroes

"40 Days for Life"

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

"Biotechnology: IVF, Stem Cell, & More"

Assisted Suicide/End of Life Issues/Euthanasia

"Catholic Teaching on Treatment Ethics"

The Final Walk – Dying with Dignity

"Dealing with Sickness & the Death of a Child"

"What Does Dying with Dignity Really Mean?"

"Orphaned Elders: Do Not Abandon the Elderly"

Capital Punishment/Mercy behind Bars

"St. Paul in Chains: Seeing Christ and his Disciples in Prison"

"Should the Guilty Receive Mercy?"

Conscience Protection

"Conscience & Faithful Citizenship"


"Choose Chastity" -- parents &/or youth

"I'm Married To Jesus!  How cool is that?!" -- chastity & the consecrated life

"Sexuality, Marriage, & LGBT: Are All Truly Welcome?"


"Transformation Happens in Unusual Ways"

Human Cloning/Stem Cell Research

"Biotechnology: IVF, Stem Cell, & More"

Human Trafficking

"Invisible in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in our Midst

"Invisible in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in our Midst" -- for youth groups

"Human Trafficking Risk Assessment for Healthcare Providers"

Healing after Abortion

Weep No More: Mercy and Healing After an Abortion


"Racial Sobriety Workshop"