Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Respect Life

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July 4, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of North Country parishioners, 21 grants will be awarded from the Respect Life Second Collection.

On June 18, Bishop Terry R. LaValley approved the grant amounts as suggested by the grant committee. The committee members are Father Patrick Ratigan, Stephen Tartaglia, Angelo and Suzanne Pietropaoli and John and Colleen Miner..... click above for more information.


NEW SHINGLES VACCINE DOES NOT USE ABORTED FETAL CELL LINES The FDA recently approved a new shingles vaccine that does not use aborted fetal cell lines, and has given it a preferential recommendation over the only other available, and morally problematic, shingles vaccine on the market. A letter from the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) and the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) provides more detail and some helpful suggestions.


Two-year-old Isaac Leader checks out the fetal models at the Respect Life table during the Life & Family Conference held April 14th at Trinity Catholic School in Massena. 

The fetal models are available for use in your classroom or church. 

Please contact the Respect Life Office for more information.