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Respect Life

Proclaiming the Dignity of Life, from Conception to Natural Death

In a statement following the Dobbs ruling that overturned Roe V. Wade in early 2023, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said, "The building of a truly just society rests upon respect for the sacred dignity of every person and the welcome given to each one as a brother or sister. In this regard, His Holiness [Pope Francis] trusts that Almighty God will strengthen the commitment of all, especially the young, to persevere in their efforts aimed at protecting human life in all its stages, especially through adequate legal measures enacted at every level of society."


Fourth Friday of the month


IOP Parish Hall Library

214 Marine BLVD

Jacksonville, NC


It is in this spirit of active witness that the Respect Life ministry strives to proclaim the dignity of every human life, from conception to natural death, in the public square.

Join us as we discuss matters pertaining to the dignity of life: pregnancy resources, abortion, healthcare, end of life, religious freedom, and other topics and current events that impact human life.

Contact Shay DeCandia ( or Stephanie Gibbs ( for more information and ways you can get involved.

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