Respect Life Ministry

Archdiocese of Miami

"Why has such privilege

been granted to us to defend Him

in His least ones!"

Our Mission Statement

The Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, exists to uphold the sanctity and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

Respect Life in Action

Together we can turn

hearts and minds

to a Culture of Life!


Post Abortion Reconciliation
and Healing within the
Catholic Church.

If you are suffering after an abortion,
there is hope. Project Rachel reaches out
to women, men, family members and medical personnel who are suffering the aftermath of abortion.

For Confidential help call
(954) 981-2984 * 1-888-456-4673

a new way to support

the respect life ministry!

We have joined Sienna, 
a Catholic pro-life phone service.

With Sienna, you'll be helping to support a CULTURE OF LIFE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI. Pro-Life organizations need every dollar possible to carryout their life saving missions.  With Sienna, 5%of your monthly cell phone plan price can go to the Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami at NO additional cost to you. There areNO contracts, NOtermination fees, NOplan change fees, and NOrisk with a 30 day return policy.



A "Sienna" Charity of Choice

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With great joy, we welcome Deacon Jim Dugard and Deacon John Clark to the Respect Life Ministry! The two men where ordained permanent deacons on December 6th, 2014 and have been assigned by Archbishop Thomas Wenski to help minister to the many families served by the Respect Life Ministry. They will assist Joan Crown, Respect Life Director, in guiding, mentoring and promoting the cause of life in the Archdiocese of Miami.

Thank you Archbishop!

PASSWORD: defendlife


January 22, 2015 - Washington D.C.

Joan Crown, Respect Life Director, traveled to Washington D.C. for the pilgrimage to the 42nd Annual March For Life on January 22, 2015, with 120 archdiocesan high school students and their chaperones. The pilgrimage included visits to the Holocaust Museum and to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, a tour of the Monuments, prayer vigils at the Supreme Court and at the White House, a Day of Reflection on life issues and, of course, marching from the Lawn to the Supreme Court with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country and the world!

Accompanying us as chaplain was Father Frank Permuy from Belen Jesuit High School, Respect Life Deacons Jim Duggard and John Clarke and Deacon Luis Cruz from Cardinal Gibbons High School. Father Frank gave a special blessing to the High School seniors preparing them for their new experience as college students next year.


From February 18 to March 29, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond.

Sign up to become a prayer warrior at one of these locations sponsored by the Respect Life Ministry.  Please, follow the links below to sign up online with the days and hours you can participate. The two locations chosen are:

A Choice for Women
6660 SW 117th Avenue
Miami, Florida

South Dade

Planned Parenthood
263 North University Drive
Pembroke Pines, Florida

South Broward

Take a stand for life

Come learn what is necessary for the survival of the family!

  • Learn what and why the Catholic Church teaches on the critical life issues of our day.
  • Learn how to defend the sanctity of human life at all stages.
  • Become a part of the solution by learning how to articulate the Truth.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
St. Andrew Church
(Multi-purpose room

in school)

9950 NW 29 Street
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Location:  St. Louis Church
(Family Center West
look for arrow signs)
7270 SW 120 Street

Miami, FL 33156
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location:  St. Louis Church
(Family Center West
look for arrow signs)
7270 SW 120 Street
Miami, FL 33156

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

R.S.V.P. 954-981-2922

You only need to attend one workshop.

Lunch will be served for seminars lasting until 3:00 PM.

Life Issues Seminars

How can we begin to resolve the crisis in our country, if we do not understand the problem?

Pray to end abortion!

Join prayer gatherings in front of abortion centers throughout South Florida at the following locations:

6660 S.W. 117 Ave.,Miami

FIRST SATURDAY 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
6161 Miramar Parkway, Miramar

SECOND SATURDAY  8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
7707 N. University Drive, Tamarac
(Meet for Mass, 8 a.m. at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 6200 John Horan Terrace, Tamarac.)

THIRD SATURDAY  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
2929 University Drive, Coral Springs
(Meet for Mass, 9 a.m., at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 9950 N.W. 29 St., Coral Springs.)

FIRST SATURDAY  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
3829 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

EACH SATURDAY  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
263 N. University Dr., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
EACH SATURDAY  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
2036 SW 1st. Street, Miami, FL 33135

FOURTH SATURDAY  9:00 – 10:30 am
3600 NW 79 Ave., Doral, FL 33166