Although not on the liturgical calendar, October is Respect Life Month in the US Catholic Church.
If you hop over to the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, you'll find links to a range of life issues deserving of our study, prayer and action:
In a statement to mark Respect Life Sunday, October 4, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, Chair of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called attention to those who are most vulnerable in recent debates on health care reform – the unborn, the poor, the elderly and the immigrant – and called upon Catholics to “examine how well we, as a nation and individually, are living up to our obligation to protect the rights of those who, due to age, dependency, poverty or other circumstances, are at risk of their very lives." (USCCB press release and link to Cardinal Rigali's statement here)
Image from Respect Life Apostolate
Posted by Concord Pastor at 11:24 AM