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The Respect Life Office is now part of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity
Address: 3525 South Lake Park Ave.
                 Chicago, IL 60653
Office Phone: 312-534-5355
Fax: 312-534-1554
Project Rachel: 312-337-1962

Dear Respect Life Coordinators and Committees,

You may all be aware of the heinous ad on various news publications posted by "Catholics for Choice" that states "Public funding for abortion is a Catholic social value." It seems that the almighty dollar is more important than what is true and just in society. It used to be that a respected News Source wouldn't promote such obvious lies as fact. Unfortunately, we live in different times than we used to. Let those papers know that you are unhappy with their approach. It is important that we stay loud on the injustice we see and continue to pray for God to soften the hearts of the many so that we can build a culture of life as He would intend. We thank you in advance for your voice!
We are one with you all that oppose this garbage of an ad.

Among many things that the Archdiocese of Chicago along with the Catholic Conference of Illinois has done behind the scenes to combat this ugly ad campaign is to post a link to Cardinal Dolan's response on the front page of the Archdiocesan Website: www.archchicago.org. This is the National Statement from the USCCB. The "Catholics for Choice" ad was printed in at least 20 markets across the country, and worthy of a National statement from our Bishops. The Archdiocese of Chicago is in 100% agreement with Cardinal Dolan and the USCCB. We all agree that this was an attack with a specific agenda against the Catholic Church and to hopefully affect less educated Catholics.

In addition, the Archdiocese of Chicago has responded through the Catholic Conference of Illinois. You can click here to see the statement from the Catholic Conference of Illinois.

Let's not succumb to the negativity this ad brings to many of us who know the truth. The teaching of the Catholic Church on abortion is the same as it always has been: The Church respects the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death. This is a great charge towards the month of October we all know to be Respect Life month. Let us continue in prayer to educate and promote human dignity in the continuum of conception until natural death. 
Dawn Fitzpatrick
Senior Coordinator
Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity


The Chastity Education Initative Benefit Dinner 2016

Educating Minds, Inspiring Hearts


You are invited to join the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, Chastity Education Initiative of the Archdiocese of Chicago and our guest speaker, Vicki Thorn, Founder of Project Rachel at our annual Benefit Dinner. Please share in this fourteenth year celebration of inspiring the faithful to live a Pure Life. Come and enjoy the evening with us!


Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Reception at 5:00 p.m.

Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Drury Lane

(100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois)




To reserve and purchase a Golden Angel Table($1,600/seats 10), click here.

To reserve and purchase a Silver Angel Table($1,200/seats 10), click here.

To reserve and purchase an Angel Table($850/seats 10), click here.

To reserve and purchase Individual Ticket $90 (teen: $60/ticket), click here.


To donate for a Charitable Drawing ($10 each), click here.

To donate for a Charitable Drawing (12 tickets for $100 special bundle price), click here.



For more information, call the office at: 312-534-5355

(Please make sure to call the office to submit the names for your tables)

Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to Join the National March for Life 2017


Come and join the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity of the Archdiocese of Chicago on an exciting 4 day pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Annual National March for Life that gathers over 500,000 young people. We invite high school teens, young adults and adults to journey with us as we unite with many other young people from all of our country to pray and march for our unborn brothers and sisters!


Leave Chicago Area: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Return to Chicago Area: Sunday, January 29, 2017


Register your group now and take advantage of the

Early Bird Price of $300.00 per person (quad price).


To make a full payment through Give Central, click here!

To make a deposit for your group and be counted for the Early Bird Price, click here!


After October 21, 2016, the regular price will kick in: $325.00 (quad price).

CLICK HERE to download the flier

Adult Registration Form

Teen Registration Form


For more information, contact Raymund Pingoy at: rpingoy@archchicago.org or call: 312-534-8294.


Bring the whole family to the 4th annual NorthWest Families March for Life:  Life is a Gift!


Saturday, October 15, 2:00 pm

St. Theresa church in Palatine (455 N. Benton, Palatine)


It was a HUGE success last year with over 1000 enthusiastic pro-lifers!

You won't want to miss it this year!

  • Inspirational speakers:  Joe Scheidler, Senator Dan McConchie, Sister Brenda McHugh from Mount St. Joseph, Pastor Calvin Lindstrom from the Church of Christian Liberty
  • Prayer led by Bishop Rassas
  • Free buttons and bracelets to take home and share the message
  • FREE refreshments afterwards (provided by the K of C and Ladies Aux.)
  • All faiths welcome!
  • Sponsored by NorthWest Families for Life, St. Theresa/St. Thomas Villanova Respect Life, neighboring churches, and Relevant Radio


For more information or to see a video from last year: www.NorthWestFamiliesforLife.weebly.com  or Maria Goldstein: NWFL526@gmail.com























Reserve your group tickets now by clicking here!



Life Matters
1st Wednesday of the month -
9AM -10AM


National Committee for a Human Life Amendment

Women's Care Center of La Grange Job Opening

Executive Director Position.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


Call the Women's Care Center at 708-352-5000.



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