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Respect Life

Mission Statement

The mission of the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Newark is to promote the Catholic Church's teaching on the respect, care and protection of human life from conception to natural death.  Our office serves as a liaison to clergy, religious and laity in order to assist in affirming the dignity of life and provide support to people in need.

Last year 1901 people died in New Jersey alone from opioid addiction.  This epidemic is destroying lives and families. The Pro Life Youth Rally on April 25th hosted by the Respect life Office will address this epidemic. Please encourage as many students to attend.

For more than 20 years, the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Newark has offered retreats to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion. But, we feel we needed to do even more. That’s where the newly created Mercy House comes in. To learn more, click the image below to read the full article in New Jersey Catholic.

 Post Abortion Healing Video

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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