Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person—among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to lifeĀ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2270).

Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Jackson supports respect for life through a variety of services including it’s Parish Social Ministries office, adoption and maternity Services, Domestic Violence Shelter, Solomon Counseling Center, rape crisis services and more.