October is Respect Life Month: Events include Life Chains, 40 Days, dinners

Catechist Joanne Dorn (right) and members of the confirmation class from St. Luke Parish in Eureka take part in a Life Chain in this 2016 file photo. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

“Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life” is the theme chosen by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for Respect Life Month in October. Among the observances in the Diocese of Peoria is Life Chain, which will be held next Sunday, Oct. 6. Founded in 1987, this peaceful, prayerful witness is intended as a […]

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Life Chains, 40 Days for Life, dinners, will mark October as Respect Life Month

"Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent" is the theme of the 2018-19 Respect Life Program of resources made available to parishes through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. October is observed as Respect Life Month.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, motorists and passersby will find men, women and children lining major intersections in their communities to form a Life Chain. This is the 31st year for the prayerful, peaceful witness, which is intended as a reminder of the sanctity and dignity of human life. October is Respect Life Month and Oct. […]

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