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Respect Life Ministry

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Pastoral Response to Mental Illness
Mental Illness in the Parish
Praying & Offering Help to those at Abortion Clinics
Voter Guides and ''Do's & Don'ts'' of Parish Political Activity
Prayer with Our Lady of Guadalupe During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Vaccines
Action Steps for Life


Memo to the U.S. Bishop on COVID-19 Vaccines (en español)

USCCB Moral Considerations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccines (en español) (December 11, 2020)

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Pro-Life and Doctrine Address Ethical Concerns on the New COVID-19 Vaccines

Illinois bishops join U.S. bishops' Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines


Take Action:  

Urge Pharmaceutical Companies to Stop Using Abortion-Derived Cell Lines

The Vatican urges everyone concerned for the sanctity of life to protest the use of abortion-derived cell lines and advocate for the development of vaccines with no connection to abortion. To make it easier to take this action, please use the following sample letters to pharmaceutical companies that are using abortion-derived cell lines to produce and/or test vaccines.

Letter to Pfizer

Letter to Moderna

Letter to Johnson & Johnson

Letter to AstraZeneca

Letter to GSK

Letter to Merck

Letter to Sanofi Pasteur

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