The Respect Life Commission, under the guidance and direction of the Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo, works to help educate Catholics of our diocese on the beautiful teachings of our Church on many life issues. 

Though direct assaults on life are ever-increasing, Catholics are called to reflect on their faith and then act to protect life, in all its stages from conception to natural death.

The Commission collaborates with the Life, Peace, and Justice Commission on overlapping "womb to tomb" messaging and events regarding life issues.

upcoming events


Join us for 3 hour-long workshops at the Annual Diocesan Conference at the Sparks Nugget with Monsignor Michael Mannion STL,  Saturday, January 5, 2019. 

Diocesan Conference Workshop titles: Gathering the Flock When Afraid to Belong, Pastoral and Sacramental Reflection on Loss of Life through Abortion, and Responding to the Stories of the Wounded with Love.

Annual West Coast Walk for Life will be January 21, 2019.

Respect Life Mass October 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church.   Mass with Bishop Calvo and Catholic school students, followed by poster contest prizes awarded by the Bishop.

Please join Bishop Calvo as he celebrates the annual Respect Life Mass and leads a Rosary on Sunday, October 7th. The Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 310 West Second Street in Reno; the Rosary will follow the Mass. All are invited.