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Respect Life Contact:

Bob Wurzelbacher
Director
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Cincinnati
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131 voice
(513) 421-1582 fax

Bob Wurzelbacher  x 2624
Teresa Kaltenbach, Admin. Asst. x 2653

Dayton
Noreen Wendeln
1436 Needmore Rd.
Dayton OH 45414
(937) 222-0227 voice
(937) 279-9482 fax

Respect Life Award

Each year, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati honors a person who embodies the call to… “proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self, and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture life at every stage of its existence.”  (Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, USCCB).

Nominees must be Catholic, living out his or her faith in a visible way, and “proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self, and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence” (Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities: A Campaign in Support of Life.  A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, 2001, page 1).  This award encompasses work in areas such as abortion, care for the chronically ill, disabled or dying, advocacy for prisoners and victims of violent crime, and a host of other issues covered by the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities.

We are changing the date we give out this award this year.  Rather than doing this on Respect Life Sunday (the first Sunday of October), we will present this award on the Sunday prior to departure for the March for Life Washington, DC.  This year, the award will therefore be presented at the 11:00 am Mass on January 14, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains by Archbishop Schnurr.   The deadline for applications is thus being extended to September 8, 2017.   If you have any questions, you may contact Bob Wurzelbacher at (513) 421-3131, ext. 2624

Download the 2017 Respect Life Nomination Form (word .doc)

Download the 2017 Respect Life Nomination Form (.pdf)

OR

Fill out the ONLINE 2017 Respect-Life-Nomination Form here