Join the International Week of Prayer and Fasting!

The 25th International Week of Prayer and Fasting will kick off on October 1, Respect Life Sunday, with the goal of conversion of hearts, the building of a culture of life, protection of marriage and family and for peace in the world.

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Bishops Remember the Vulnerable in Health Care Debate on Respect Life Sunday

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In a statement to mark Respect Life Sunday, October 4, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia called attention to those who are most vulnerable in recent debates on health care reform – the unborn, the poor, the elderly and the immigrant – and called upon Catholics to “examine how well we, as a nation and individually, are living up to our obligation to protect the rights of those who, due to age, dependency, poverty or other circumstances, are at risk of their very lives.”

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