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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.

In 2018, this award will be given out on Respect Life Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Respect Life Sunday originated in 1972, the first Sunday of a month dedicated to renewing efforts to advance the culture of life, which embraces and upholds the dignity of life in all its stages from conception to natural death.   The award is presented at the 11:00 am Mass on October 7, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains by Archbishop Schnurr.   The deadline for applications is June 29, 2018.   If you have any questions, you may contact Bob Wurzelbacher at (513) 421-3131, ext. 2624

Download the 2018 Respect Life Nomination Form (word)

Download the 2018 Respect Life Nomination Form (.pdf)

OR

Fill out the ONLINE 2018 Respect-Life-Nomination Form here