Respect for Life

"We 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. These beliefs flow from ordinary reason and from our faith's constant witness that 'life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception' (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, no. 51) a teaching that has been a constant part of the Christian message since the apostolic age."

— U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops, Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, November 2001


Action Steps for a Respect for Life


Bilingual Rosary for the Unborn

Join us at Mount Calvary Cemetery (275 U St, Salt Lake City) in front of the Monument for the Unborn to pray the rosary in English and Spanish on January 16th at 2:00p.m. 

Mass for the Unborn and Ceremony of Lights with Bishop Oscar Solis

Join us to pray for a culture of life and to commemorate the anniversary of Roe V. Wade on January 21st at the Cathedral of the Madeleine at 6:00pm.

Prayer to St. Joseph, Defender of Life

Pray to St. Joseph daily for his intercession for women, families and for the protection of the unborn. 

Pray the 9 Days for Life Novena

Sign up to pray the 9 days novena from January 19-27th. 

Prayer for Healing

Pray for those suffering after abortion to find hope and healing.

Education & Advocacy

Utah March for Life

Join Utahn's from around the state to march for the defense and dignity of all unborn babies on the Anniversary of Roe V. Wade: January 22nd. This event is hosted by Pro-Life Utah.

Catholics will gather at 10:30a.m. to pray the Rosary at the Utah State Capitol. The rally will begin with an Opening Prayer led by Bishop Oscar Solis at 11:00a.m. on the steps of the Capitol.

Respect for the Dignity of Life Day

Join us at this annual Diocesan Respect for the Dignity of Life Seminar. We will begin with a bilingual Mass and then hear a talk on Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Human Life by Fr. Sam Dinsdale, a talk by Dr. Catherine Stokes called "At the Hour of Our Death:  End of Life Care in the Catholic Faith", and end the day learning about "Life on the Hill: Advocacy 2022" with Jean Hill.

The talks will be translated into Spanish for those that come in person, and the entire event will be live-streamed (English only) via Facebook Live.

This event is free!

January 29th 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (9757 S 1700 E, Sandy).

REGISTER HERE: Respect for the Dignity of Life Day Registration


Pray for Dobbs

Join Christians from around the country in prayer and fasting through June 2022 for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. 

Details and Prayer for Dobbs below.


Prayers and Adoration:

Cathedral of the Madeleine:

On the first Thursday of every month from December to June,

we pray for everyone whose lives will be impacted by the Dobbs Supreme Court decision.

Adoration: 4 pm to 5 pm

Mass: 5:15 pm

Rosary: 6:00 pm


On the third Thursday of every month, at St. Martin de Porres 

Adoration  6:30 to 8:00 pm

Prayer for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court Case

Join Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians across the country coming together to pray for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. This is the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states. Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court agreed to take up Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The case addresses the constitutionality of a 15-week abortion ban passed into law in Mississippi. Oral arguments will be held December 1, and a decision is expected in June 2022. This historic unity will bring together Christians across denominations to pray together for a just outcome: the protection of millions of preborn babies and their mothers.

Jesus says, “where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Mt 18:20).

Thank you for joining with us in prayer!

Gracious God,

We ask for the health and wellbeing of all pregnant mothers,

for the life and dignity of unborn children, and

for wisdom and courage for those in the medical profession.

We ask that you move the hearts of our Supreme Court justices to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, especially in the Dobbs Supreme Court Case.

We lift up to you:

John Roberts,

Clarence Thomas,

Stephen Breyer,

Samuel Alito,

Sonia Sotomayor,

Elena Kagan,

Neil Gorsuch,

Brett Kavanaugh,

and Amy Coney Barrett.

We ask for the gift of wisdom for the Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and her team.

For everyone whose lives have been impacted by abortion, we ask for healing.

May our nation once more protect defenseless children in the womb.

St. Joseph, Defender of Life, intercede for us.

We offer our petitions through Christ our Lord.



Bondadoso Dios,

Pedimos por la salud y el bienestar de todas las madres embarazadas,

por la vida y la dignidad de los niños no nacidos,
y por la sabiduría y el valor de los profesionales de la medicina.

Te pedimos que muevas los corazones de nuestros jueces del Tribunal Supremo
para que sigan la guía del Espíritu Santo, especialmente en el caso del Tribunal Supremo de Dobbs.

Te elevamos:

John Roberts,

Clarence Thomas,

Stephen Breyer,

Samuel Alito,

Sonia Sotomayor,

Elena Kagan,

Neil Gorsuch,

Brett Kavanaugh,

y Amy Coney Barrett.

Pedimos el don de la sabiduría para la Procuradora General de Mississippi Lynn Fitch y su equipo.

Para todos aquellos cuyas vidas han sido impactadas por el aborto, pedimos sanación.

Que nuestra nación vuelva a proteger a los niños indefensos en el vientre materno.

San José, defensor de la vida, intercede por nosotros.

Te ofrecemos nuestras peticiones por Cristo nuestro Señor.



Go to the Respect Life Events Calendar for more Respect for Life Activities, Dates and Details

Additional Respect for Life Information

Our Pro-life Partners

 The following organizations are our partners in standing for life.  While some are not Catholic, they do value life and we work with them on a variety of projects;

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