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Respect Life

Mission Statement

The Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Newark has as its mission, to promote the Catholic Church's teaching on the respect, care and protection of human life from conception to natural death. It does this by providing clear explanations of the Church's teaching on human sexuality and human life issues. It makes recommendations regarding appropriate materials which will foster the Church's teaching in these areas. It acts as a resource to clergy, religious and laity for Pro-Life information, helping to create and assist true Respect for Life so that healthy Christian families will be supported.

Mass for Life

Sunday, January 22, 2017 
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark

Come to the "March for Life" 
Janurary 27, 2017
The following buses have available seating:

  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Ridgewood 201-444-2000
  • St. Leo Church, Irvington -- Christian Nunes, Bus Captain 917-364-7315
  • St. Elizabeth's, Wyckoff 201-891-1122
  • Knights of Columbus, Upper Montclair -- John Marrin, Bus Captain 973-932-0717
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scotch Plains 908-889-2100
  • Cranford Knights of Columbus 908-276-6189
  • We would like to march together under the banner of the Archdiocese of Newark. We invite you to meet on the NW corner of NW 15th Street and Constitution Avenue at 12:00 p.m. We will gather, then proceed to the March. 

Year of Mercy Post Abortion Healing Video

During this Year of Mercy, the Respect Life Office wanted to do more to bring those who are suffering from their abortion to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness. Below is a short video done by M & M productions to help our office achieve this goal. We hope you like it and will share it with your parishioners. We look forward to doing more of these short videos for our office in the future.

 If you would like a hard copy of this video please contact our office.

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Saint Gianna - Wife, Mother, Doctor, Prolife Witness - Pray for us










Contact Us

Respect Life Office
171 Clifton Ave.
Newark, NJ 07104

Rev. Lawrence J. Fama

Cheryl A. Riley
Associate Director
Phone: 973-497-4350