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September 29, 2011


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the celebrant and homilist at the annual Respect Life Mass. This Mass marks the beginning of Respect Life Month during which all Catholics are encouraged to promote the culture of life.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
11:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Organized by the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Mass is a celebration of the Church's prolife teachings. The Respect Life Office promotes life through education, advocacy, and pastoral care programs.

Each year the United States Bishops Conference selects a theme for its Respect Life Program. This year's theme is "I came so that all may have life and have it in full" (John 10:10). The Respect Life Program is the cornerstone of the bishops' pro-life educational outreach. It launches on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday each October. The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes a packet of resources including articles on current issues, program suggestions, prayer resources and clip art.

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Editor's Note: For more information, please contact the Archdiocesan Respect Life Office at
215-587-5661; follow the office on Twitter at, or visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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