September 29, 2015
In US Catholic churches, the month of October is designated as
Respect Life Month
, a time during which we are called to celebrate God's gift of human life and to endorse a culture that values the inherent dignity of all people in all circumstances and at all stages of life.
In a statement issued by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the USCCB, we are reminded that "we were made to love and be loved" and as such we should "have the courage to accept help that others genuinely want to give, and give the help that others need." Further highlighting this year's theme, Every Life is Worth Living, Cardinal O'Malley calls all lives "a good and perfect gift," whether they last "for a brief moment or for a hundred years."
The full text of the 2015 Respect Life Month statement is available online in