Washington D.C., Oct 8, 2013 / 23:43 pm
A year-long initiative from the U.S. bishops is calling the faithful to respond to the needs of the unborn, supporting life in its most vulnerable stages.
"We are called to love and respect one another as Christ does," said Cardinal Séan P. O'Malley of Boston, who heads the pro-life committee for the U.S. bishops' conference, in an Oct. 4 video.
In the video, posted online, he delivered a message for Respect Life Sunday, which took place this year on Oct. 6 in dioceses across the country.
Respect Life Sunday kicks off Respect Life Month, the cardinal explained, as well as "a full year of programs devoted to promoting and upholding the dignity of every person's life, from the first moment of conception to the last moment of natural death."