Marriage, Family and Respect Life: News


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Are you looking for encouragement in your faith? Is the Lord inviting you to go deeper into the treasury of our Catholic heritage, but you don’t know where to start? The Diocese of Steubenville is hosting a special one-day event to encourage you on your journey of faith! “WALKING WITH CHRIST: Living Discipleship through the Theology of the Body” will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Holy Family Church in Steubenville. The day includes Holy Mass and inspirational presentations by nationally-known authors and speakers that will breathe new life into your faith, including: Fr. Thomas Loya, Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, and Cindy Costello. Registration is $20 per person - $30 per couple (before October 15); $25 per person - $35 per couple (after October 15); and $10 (for students). Clergy and religious are invited to attend at no cost! To register or learn more, visit or contact Joseph Schmidt ( or 740-373-3643).
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Your Questions Answered!


s36k5yqnvyf0om0939rid7y1vtl.jpgAre you, or people you know, facing challenging medical decisions and want to know what the Catholic Church teaches about current medical practices and procedures? Are you struggling to understand Pope Francis’ recent teaching about the death penalty? Do you want to know more about infertility and other current pro-life issues? You are invited to attend the Diocese of Steubenville Respect Life Conference on September 22, 2018 at Holy Family Church in Steubenville. An expert panel has been assembled to offer answers to these questions and much more from a Catholic perspective. The conference includes a Respect Life Mass offered by Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, a keynote address by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D., of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and a number of workshops.
For more information, or to register, visit OUR CONFERENCE WEBPAGE.  Contact Joseph Schmidt, Director of the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life with any questions at 740-373-3643 or







5 Ways to a Stronger Family

The Archdiocese of Denver has created an inspiring and helpful video about family life. How can you make your family stronger? Watch the video to learn how! (Visit our Family Life page to access the video.)


Start Talking! Building a Drug-Free Future

A new effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug abuse among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children. Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich have launched Start Talking! to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives. The Catholic Bishops of Ohio issued a statement about the initiative. “Start Talking is a program designed by the state of Ohio to help equip families and communities to clearly communicate the important message of drug prevention,” the Bishops said. “We support this critical initiative and we encourage Ohioans to visit for details".




Looking for more information?  Check out these newsletters:



A Newsletter of the US Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

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  National Catholic Rural Life Conference

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