Respect Life

DRTL hosts Good Friday Life Chains in 3 Counties

Good Friday Life Chains will take place in all three counties in Delaware on April 3, 2015. Life Chains are a peaceful, prayerful demonstration in defense of the unborn. Participants each hold a sign that says, “Abortion Kills Children” while standing along a busy road in the community. We stand in witness to those most defenseless among us – the baby in his mother’s womb threatened by abortion. Please join on this holy day in commemoration of Christ’s passion and death on the cross. We will meet at the following places and times; signs will be provided:

  • in New Castle County along Route 202 in Fairfax, from 10 – 11 a.m.; Moira Sheridan, 302-494-3834

  • in Kent County along Governor’s Ave. in front of Planned Parenthood, from 10 – noon; Donna Latteri, 862-266-1099

  • in Sussex County in two locations – along Route 1 in front of St. Jude’s Church in Lewes, from 10 – noon AND at the corner of Highway 1 and S. 9th St. in Bethany from 10 a.m. – noon. Carolyn Marcello; 302-539-8775


40 Days for Life is going on now.  Won’t you join us?

40 Days for Life Spring 2015 Flyer – English

40 Days for Life Spring 2015 Flyer – Spanish

Click here to read, “Whose Life Is It Anyway: Thoughts on Physician Assisted Suicide” By Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p

For a secular source for information regarding natural family planning, click here.

Healing from Abortion One Weekend at a Time. The Diocese of Wilmington Respect Life Office is offering a third Rachel’s Vineyard confidential retreat June 5-7 in Wilmington, DE for women and men impacted by abortion. The response from the first two retreats was exceptional. More women are finding freedom and healing from the pain of abortion. For more information about the retreat, contact Nan Freeman at 302-528-8313, or go to

Office for Pro Life Activities and Respect Life Committee

Rev. Leonard R. Klein
Diocese of Wilmington
PO Box 2030
Wilmington, DE 19899-2030
(302) 295-0626
[email protected] 

To read Bishop Francis Malooly’s letter to Members of the Delaware Legislature regarding Senate Bill 19 which proposes to repeal the death penalty in Delaware, CLICK HERE.

 Catholic Advance Health Care Directive for Delaware:  

Every person has the right to make his or her own medical decisions. But what happens if you become so seriously ill or injured that you can no longer make your own medical decisions or communicate them to those around you? That is when an advance heath care directive can be of great help. An advance health care directive, sometimes called a “living will,” is a legal document that allows you to give directions about your future medical care in the event you become unable to make your wishes known. An advance directive lets others know how you wish to be treated if you become seriously ill or injured and are unable to make decisions for yourself.  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Advanced Health Care Directive. Click here to download the document and instructions.

 Catholic Advance Health Care Directive for Maryland: 

A copy of the Maryland Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, Comfort and Consolation Pastoral Letter, and Advanced Directive are available here.



If you are experiencing a crisis pregnancy
or are grieving after an abortion and need to talk to someone about it,
call our toll-free, 24-hour confidential pregnancy/post-abortion counseling hotline at

Click here for information about Birthright of Delaware.

Click here for information about the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Wilmington and Dover.

Click here for information about A Rose and a Prayer.

Click here for information about Rachel’s Vineyard.

Click here for information about Delaware Right to Life.


A Door of Hope—302-998-9000
3407 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE
218 E. Main St., Newark, DE

Bethany Christian Services –
Newark, DE

Mom’s House, Inc.—302-658-3433
1718 Howland St., Wilmington, DE

Pregnancy Help Center of
Kent County 302-698-9311
1991 S. State St., Dover, DE

Pregnancy Help Center of Kent
County 302-335-4225
3624 Bay Rd., Milford, DE

Sussex Pregnancy Care Center—
536 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE

Cecil County Pregnancy Center
247 Bridge St., Elkton, MD 

Choices for Life Pregnancy Center, 8221 Teal Drive Unit 408,
Easton, MD 21601. 410-822-3311.

Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, 1300 S. Division St, Salisbury, MD
21801. 410-546-5433.

Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, 10226 Old Ocean City Blvd,
Berlin,  MD 21811. 443-513-4124.

Maryland Pregnancy Center
24-Hour Hotline—1-800-492-5530