1184 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 585-3300 Fax: (808) 521-8428
Roman Catholics

Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

Witness to Jesus

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Offices

Respect Life Office

"The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as "good news" to the people of every age and culture." Evangelium Vitae

Mission

Through its ministry to parishes, schools, youth groups, colleges and universities, religious and secular media, legislators and all people of good will, the Respect Life Office seeks to transform society into a Culture of Life where every human being is valued and protected from the moment of fertilization until natural death. Human life must be respected because it is sacred. From its beginning human life involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. It is not lawful for anyone directly to destroy an innocent human being. This is gravely contrary to the dignity of the person and the holiness of the Creator. "Do not slay the innocent and the righteous" (Exodus 23:7).  |  Further reading: CCC 2258-2262, 2318-2320

Following the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, the Respect Life Office implements a 4-Point Plan for building a Culture of Life:

4 Point Plan for Building a Culture of Life:


Education
Events


Pastoral Care

 


Public Policy

Prayer & Worship

 


The Respect Life Office for the Diocese of Honolulu seek to convert hearts and minds on a wide range of life issues including Abortion, Post-abortion Healing, Euthanasia, Chastity Education, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Human Cloning, Capital Punishment, Ethical Vaccines, Fertility Issues and Artificial Contraception.

 

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Staff

Deacon Walter Yoshimitsu, Diocesan Director
Email Deacon Walter
Office:  808.203-6735
Toll free:  877.263.8855 Ext. 735
Fax: 808.261.7022

Paulette Vernay, Administrative Assistant
Email Paulette
Office:  808.203.6722
Toll free:  877.263.8855 Ext. 722
Fax:  808.261-7022

 

Location

St. Stephen Diocesan Center 
Phone: 808.203.6700
Fax: 808.261.7022