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Respect Life / Social Justice

"In our present social context, marked by a dramatic struggle between the "culture of life" and the "culture of death", there is need to develop a deep critical sense, capable of discerning true values and authentic needs. What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life. All together, we must build a new culture of life".

- Blessed John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, no. 95 

Welcome to the Respect Life/Social Justice Page
of the Diocese of Dodge City

The Respect Life Office is a resource for finding the latest updates on upcoming events, facts and statistics on life issues. The Respect Life/Social Justice office embraces the task of restoring respect for all human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Join us in the many opportunities to show our commitment to the sanctity of life and the dignity of every human person. We offer resources and a collection of ways to help respect life, both in prayer and in action. Click on the below links for more information on these topics of concern. 

Abortion Agriculture/Nutrition Domestic Violence

Assisted Suicide/End of Life

Human Trafficking Immigration Asylum
IVF/Reproductive Technology Stem Cell Research Abstinence & Chastity 
Prayers Get Involved/Issues Events 

"To all the members of the Church, the people of life and for life, I make this most urgent appeal, that together we may offer this world of ours new signs of hope, and work to ensure that justice and solidarity will increase and that a new culture of human life will be affirmed, for the building of an authentic civilization of truth and love."

-John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, para. 6



Gayla Kirmer


Are you or a loved one suffering from abortion? Find hope and allow God to heal your heart by attending a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat. The second of three 2019 retreats to be held in the Kansas City area will be on July 26-28.

For more information or to register, please call Teresa O’Donnell at (816) 679-4973 or email (please note: you might have to check your Spam folder for the guaranteed email reply) or visit 



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