During October the Catholic Church throughout the United States observes Respect Life Month. This annual tradition is now in its forty-first year.  On October 7, Respect Life Sunday, our nation’s Catholics were called to renew their personal commitment to defend all human life, especially the most vulnerable members of the human family.  We demonstrate this commitment in a variety of ways—by participating in prayer services and educational conferences, engaging in public witness and advocacy, and helping to offer church and community services to those in need.  Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated mass for our archdiocese at the Cathedral.  The theme of this year’s Respect Life Program is one often expressed by Pope Benedict XVI: “Faith opens our eyes to human life in all its grandeur and beauty.”

(Photos by Sarah Webb)