Respect Life Ministry

Respect Life Ministry

For the Church, there is no distinction between defending human life and promoting the dignity of the human person. As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.

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40 Days for Life 2019

The 2019 40 Days for Life campaign begins March 6 and runs through April 14. Prayer vigils will take place outside the Heritage Clinic for Women on East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. See the link below to sign up for vigil hours and learn more about this important prayer campaign!

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Bishop's Letter regarding New York's "Reproductive Health Act"

On January 22nd, 2019, on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the state of New York passed the "Reproductive Health Act". Bishop Walkowiak has written a letter to parishioners of the Diocese of Grand Rapids in response to the passage of this bill.

Read Bishop's Letter Here


Click here for an explanation of what this bill allows, via the Archdiocese of New York.

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabanow and Gary Peters and urge them to co-sponsor and vote for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (S. 311).

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