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Dr. Lappert: Transgender Surgery and Christian Anthropology

By Respect Life Office

Dr. Patrick Lappert spoke at the Gospel of Life Conference, held Oct. 20, 2018. Dr. Lappert, who is also a deacon in the Catholic Church, discussed the way that utilitarian ideas about the human person and sexuality are driving the confusion over gender. He also discussed plastic surgery, body dysmorphic disorders and the tragic case…

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Things to do while visiting Denver

By Respect Life Office Nov 6, 2018

WINTER EVENTS National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80216 Rodeos, horse shows, livestock shows — Jan. 12 – 27, 2019 MUSEUMS  Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver CO 80204 Children’s Museum of Denver  2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver CO 80211 Denver Museum of Nature and Science  2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver CO…

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Come Shine Your Light! Bring Family & Friends to the Celebrate Life Rally and March January 12, 2019!

By Respect Life Office Oct 23, 2018

The annual Celebrate Life Rally and March will be held on the west steps of the state capitol in downtown Denver on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.

Please join us!

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Register for the Oct. 20 Gospel of Life Conference

By Respect Life Office Aug 22, 2018

The Gospel of Life Conference on Oct. 20 at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish will feature prominent speakers reflecting on Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), which was issued 50 years ago by Blessed Pope Paul VI. See all the details, and register now, at gospeloflifeco.org.

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Thankful for Recent 5-4 Ruling from the Supreme Court in the NIFLA v. Becerra Case

By Respect Life Office Jun 27, 2018

We are thankful for the recent 5-4 ruling from the Supreme Court in the NIFLA v. Becerra case that blocked a proposed mandate on pro-life clinics to post information about abortion services. “Can the government impose and compel a faith-based ministry to proclaim a message that they are fundamentally opposed to do with the risk…

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Put your faith into action at religious liberty event on Aug. 16

By Respect Life Office Jun 21, 2018

God calls us to live our faith outside the walls of our churches. But when it comes to issues such as life and marriage, our elected officials propose and pass laws that attempt to restrict our ability to promote those moral and foundational issues. As such laws are enacted, our religious liberties shrink, which encourages…

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Respect Life Office organizes local faith leaders

By Respect Life Office Apr 27, 2018

Our Respect Life Office hosted a gathering of more than 50 faith leaders on April 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Denver. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of the Archdiocese of Denver and Jenny Kraska of the Colorado Catholic Conference rallied the leaders of the different Christian faith communities to unite on protecting the…

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Delivering the message of truth and love

By Respect Life Office Apr 10, 2018

We live in a culture that is deeply confused about life, and yet the fundamental questions about life that pervade the heart remain the same: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? What is happiness? What is authentic love? The answers to these questions remain the same. The answer is truth…

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Deacon Alan Rastrelli, MD

By Respect Life Office Jul 11, 2017
Deacon Alan Rastrelli

Deacon Alan Rastrelli, MD, St. Francis of Assisi Supportive Care, LLC, Colorado. He is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Rastrelli received a BS degree from St Mary’s University in San Antonio, and his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in…

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Everett Fritz

By Respect Life Office Jun 23, 2017
Everett Fritz

Everett Fritz is the Director of St. Andrew Missionaries in Centennial, Colo., the founder and developer of a non-profit apostolate devoted to training parishes in discipleship and family-based youth ministry. He is the author of the book, “Freedom: Battle Strategies for Conquering Temptation,” published and released by Lighthouse Catholic Media and Ignatius Press in December…

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