Respect Life


Our committee’s purpose is to promote the Culture of Life through prayer, education, advocacy, and by providing material resources to local crisis pregnancy centers.  The message of the program is that “all human life, born or unborn, deserves respect and protection at every stage of its existence and in every circumstance of human living.”  The committee is focused on providing educational programs on the dignity of human life and the responsibility of society to protect all of its members.  It has a high priority to engage the attention and mobilize the energies of Catholic people.  To volunteer or for further information, contact Becky Rubal at [email protected] or (614) 734-0858.


Calendar of Events



Movie Night:  Unplanned.  January 14, 2020.  Join us from 7-9 p.m. in the Blue Room for the movie about former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson.  What she witnessed one day led her to leave the abortion industry, and she has since become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.

9 Days for Life Novena.  January 21-29, 2020.  Sign up at

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  January 22, 2020.

Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 10:30 AM, followed by the Roe Remembrance event at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

March for Life trip to Washington D.C. – organized by St. Joan of Arc.  January 24, 2020.


40 Days for Life prayer vigil


Pregnancy resource center baby shower collection  5/2/20-5/3/20


Pregnancy resource center baby shower collection

Honoring the Sacredness of Life:  The Rosebud Program  



Pregnancy Resource Centers


PDHC.  Call/text PDHC 24/7 line at 614-444-4411 or the option line 24/7 at 1-800-712-HELP (1-800-712-4357)

Birthright.  For more than 50 years, Birthright has been helping women with unplanned pregnancies. 4766 N. High St., Columbus 614-263-2514

Women’s Care Center.  A non-profit pregnancy resource center that serves moms and babies through free pregnancy testing, limited diagnostic ultrasounds, and educational parent classes.  614-251-0200


Abortion Healing Resources


Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic Christian Ministry of hospitality and healing.  Through a community of love and acceptance, all men and women suffering the effects of an abortion are invited and supported.  614-309-0157 or 614-309-2651 (24/7 x365)

Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.  877-HOPE 4 ME (877-467-3463)

To Learn More

Church Documents:

The Gospel of Life – Evangelium Vitae  St. Pope John Paul II

Humanae Vitae Pope Paul VI


Greater Columbus Right to Life

Ohio Right to Life

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops