Respect Life Committee/ Comité Respeto a la Vida

The St. Elizabeth Respect Life Committee is part of the Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which promotes the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to natural death through programs advocating prayer, education, pastoral care and advocacy.

The office is part of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace. It assists the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Life Issues and works to implement its programs. The Office also acts in accordance with the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities published by the Pro-Life Committee of the National Committee of Catholic Bishops in Washington DC.

It is the responsibility of the Life Ministry Office to foster the education of the laity and to encourage, promote and coordinate their activities regarding Life Issues.

El Comité Respeto a la Vida de Santa Isabel de Hungría forma parte de Ministerio de Vida de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. Este promueve la dignidad y santidad de la vida humana desde la concepción hasta la muerte natural por medio de programas que proponen la oración, educación, cuidado pastoral y defensa legal.

El ministerio forma parte de la Oficina de Vida, Justicia y Paz de la Arquidiócesis y ayuda a implementar los programas de la Comisión Católica Arquidiocesana en Cuestiones de Vida. El ministerio, a la vez, obra en conformidad con el Comité Pro-Vida del Comité Nacional de Obispos Católicos en Washington, D.C.

La oficina del “Ministerio de Vida” tiene la responsabilidad de promover la educación de los laicos y de alentar, fomentar y coordinar sus actividades en giro a Cuestiones de Vida.

As a lay ministry at St. Elizabeth, the Respect Life Committee seeks to foster a respect for life, from conception to natural death, through community awareness and programs within the parish, including the daily recitation of the Rosary for Life, the Baby Layette Project, and legislative letter-writing campaigns on life issues, especially euthanasia, abortion and capital punishment. Furthermore in honor of respect life month we take part in a campaign for human life called, 40 days for Life.


Contact: Jean Marie Phillips (626) 488-0027 –

Rosario por la Vida

El ministerio “Comité Respeto a la Vida” de la Iglesia de Santa Isabel trata de fomentar el respeto a la vida humana – desde la concepción hasta la muerte natural – concientizando a la comunidad y por medio de programas parroquiales, como son la recitación diaria del Rosario por la Vida, el proyecto Canastilla para Bebés, y escribiendo cartas a nuestros políticos y legisladores acerca de asuntos que impactan la vida de la persona – especialmente la eutanasia, el aborto y la pena de muerte.


Contacto: Jean Marie Phillips, (626) 488-0027 –

What Does Pro-Life Really Mean?


“To live in a manner worthy of our human dignity, and to spend our final days on this earth in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones—that is the hope of each of us.

In particular, Christian hope sees these final days as a time to prepare for our eternal destiny.

Today, however, many people fear the dying process. They are afraid of being kept alive past life’s natural limits by burdensome medical technology. They fear experiencing intolerable pain and suffering, losing control over bodily functions, or lingering with severe dementia. They worry about being abandoned or becoming a burden on others.”

  • For frequently asked questions on end of life issues click here!
  • Para preguntas frecuentes acerca del fin de la vida, haga clic aquí.

For a brief summary from the California Catholic Conference on the Church’s teaching on such life issues as abortion; stem cells & cloning; the death penalty; as well as, war, terror and genocide, “click” on the link to the document entitled:

The Right to Life and the Dignity of the Human Person