Human Dignity and Solidarity

Respect Life Month


Respect Life Theme: October 2022 - September 2023

Watch this webinar to learn about the new theme: Called to Serve Moms in Need, along with many ideas for what your Respect Life Committee can do for Respect Life Month and beyond.

Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life so that we can then work together to respect life throughout the coming year.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Respect Life Program) provides resources to help parishes, schools, families, ministries and individual Catholics share the Gospel of Life during Respect Life Month and throughout the year.

Respect Life Month Action Guide

More information on Respect Life Month can be found at

Additional materials are available to order and for download here.

For any questions, please call the Respect Life Ministries at 312.534.5355.

Respect Life Month Activities around the Archdiocese

Defending Life in the Archdiocese with Dawn Fitzpatrick
(Life Chat by Illinois Right to Life)

Visit here to listen to the podcast