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“The Church ...is called to proclaim the gift of life, to serve life, and to promote a culture of life... The proclamation of life, life in abundance, must be the heart of the new evangelization. For true life – our salvation – can only be found in the reconciliation, freedom and love which are God’s gracious gift.” - Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Votive Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, April 19, 2008

Human life is a precious gift from God the Creator. God creates the human person in his image and likeness, and because of this human life has a dignity with an inestimable value. We are all called to be good stewards of God’s gift and have the responsibility of respecting human life and its inviolability from conception to natural death.

The mission of the Respect Life Office is to assist the bishop, clergy, religious, and the laity of the Diocese of Manchester in the great effort of deepening respect for the life of every human being and building a culture of life. The work of the Respect Life Office is guided by the four major areas of the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Public Information and Education, Pastoral Care, Public Policy, and Prayer and Worship.

For more information, please contact:
Meredith P. Cook, Esq.
Director of the Office of Public Policy
(603) 663-0148

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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