Human Dignity and Solidarity

Respect Life Coordinators

The Parish Community is at the heart of Respect Life Ministry. We work with parishes throughout the Archdiocese to provide support and assistance to Parish Respect Life Coordinators and Committees as they work to build bonds with their communities through Christ and encourage a culture of life at their parishes.

In addition to supporting the work of Parish Respect Life Committees, the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity offers resources and materials applicable to your parish, including brochures on life issues, and post-abortion healing programs like Project Rachel. We offer dynamic speakers on life issues at little or no cost to the parish, and we offer support for Liturgies and Holy Hours for Life.

If you are interested in taking part in your Parish Respect Life Committee, or if you'd like to start a Committee at your parish, please contact:

Dawn Fitzpatrick


Life & Justice Conference

The Life & Justice Conference, hosted by the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, will unite the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago who respond to the Gospel call and recognize the dignity of all life as Christ’s missionary disciples. This conference will celebrate the Respect Life, Peace and Justice, Human Concerns, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Campaign for Human Development ministries, providing attendees with an educational and spiritual experience directly related to their ministries in addition to the opportunity to collaborate; enabling each ministry to have a farther reach and greater impact across the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond.

Click here for more information or please contact Dawn Fitzpatrick at 312.534.5335 or