Family Life/Respect Life Office

In 2002, at the request of Edward Cardinal Egan, three Sisters of Life were missioned as the Director and Respect Life Coordinators in the New York Archdiocesan Family Life/Respect Life Office, and we currently have two Sisters who serve as the Respect Life Coordinators in the office. The Sisters provide consecrated witness and full-time support to Archdiocesan wide and parish-level pro-life activities and Archdiocesan marriage and family programs.

Understanding and nourishing the roots of human love has a profound effect on the flourishing of the family, which is the sanctuary of human life. The Sisters, along with the dozen-member lay staff at the Family Life/Respect Life Office, have been seeking to build the Culture of Life by directly promoting the Theology of the Body to those in the Archdiocese and beyond.

Programs provided by the Family Life/Respect Life Office include Marriage Preparation, Natural Family Planning, Marriage Enrichment, Parenting Education, Respect Life, Post-Abortion, Bereavement, Separated and Divorced, Spanish Programs, and Young Adult Outreach.

For more information, log on to the Family Life/Respect Life Web site or contact:

Sr. Virginia Joy, S.V.
Director of Respect Life Office
Archdiocese of New York