Respect Life and Human Dignity

Life is a precious gift from God.  Therefore 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.” Human Life And Dignity, USCCB.


Every program is a year-round, nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life.

The Respect Life Program materials will be received by each parish in the month of September.

To order more materials, call the toll-free number (866) 582-0943 or for a complete list of resources see

For further information, please call Anabella Estrada at 408-983-0135 or email at:

In the Diocese of San Jose, we support a consistent ethic of life. We see an integral connection among all the life issues, and embrace both the protection of the fundamental right to life and the promotion of the rights that enhance the dignity of that life.



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