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

"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 conception until natural death. 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:

  • Education
  • Pastoral Care
  • Public Policy
  • Prayer and Worship

We 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.

Articles

Life Issues Forum:
Speaking for Myself by Erin Stoyell-Mulholland
On Woman's equality and contraception. 

Life Issues Forum:
Much ado about Hobby Lobby

Important News:

7-14-2014:  Oppose Bill that Attacks Religious Freedom

7-16-2014:  "More Respect for Religious Freedom Needed"

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 (link to photo and map like Galveston/Houston)
Phone: 808.203.6700
Fax: 808.261.7022

Ministries administered by the Respect Life Offices are:

CRISIS PREGNANCY COUNSELING AND ABORTION ALTERNATIVES

The Gabriel Project Coordinator:
Paulette Vernay
808.203.6722

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING

Couple-to-Couple League Coordinators:
(Symptothermal Method)

Edward & Betty Coda
808.839.0837
codafam@aol.com

Post-Abortion Counseling

Rachel's Vineyard Ministries Hawaii

Hawaii Site Leader:
Lisa Shorba
808.381.3805
rvhawaii@gmail.com 

Other Links

USCCB Movie Reviews (via Catholic News Service)
Focus on the Family 48,000,000