Pro-Life Office

Respect Life Apostolate

"It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop" (Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae). 

Welcome to the Respect Life Apostolate of the Diocese of Lincoln, assisting parishes and schools in implementing the Bishops' Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities through prayer and worship, providing pro-life education and support for clergy and parish pro-life coordinators, pastoral care resources for those affected by abortion, alternatives to abortion, information on Natural Family Planning, chastity education, as well as information onand pro-life legal initiatives.

Please join us in building a Culture of Life and combating all attacks on human dignity, particularly those attacks involving the evils of contraception, abortion, euthanasia, and immoral biomedical research. We are always striving to expand our outreach and change hearts. If you have any comments on or questions about the Respect Life Apostolate, or if you would like to make a donation to support the Apostolate, please contact Father Leo Seiker, the Diocesan Pro-Life Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Father Jonathan Haschke, the Assistant Diocesan Pro-Life Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We welcome your suggestions for further encouraging the faithful to foster a Culture of Life.

2015 Pro-Life Poster and Essay Contest

Pro-Life Poster Contest for grades 1-8

Pro-Life Essay Contest for grades 7-11

Due date: March 25, 2015

2014 Pro-Life Essay and Poster Contest

2014 Pro-Life Poster Contest Winners

1st Grade:
1st Place: Joshua Janssen, All Saints School (Holdrege)
2nd Place: Jerzey Wiechman, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)
3rd Place: Vaneesa Barifagok, St. Mary’s School (Lincoln)

2nd Grade:
1st Place: Ashlee Dudek, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Addie Demuth, St. Michael’s School (Hastings)
3rd Place: Eden Enevoldsen, St. Patrick’s School (Lincoln)

3rd Grade:
1st Place: Lucia Rose Rutledge, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Sophia Timmerman, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)
3rd Place: Ava Knievel, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)

4th Grade:
1st Place: Ellen Brox, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Mary Kate Boyle, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
3rd Place: Clare Clark, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)

5th Grade:
1st Place: Emily Bousquet, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Michelle Ruder, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
3rd Place: Lindsay Sensibaugh, St. Wenceslaus School (Wahoo)

6th Grade:
1st Place: Rosie Lang, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Joe Vacek, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)
3rd Place (tie): James Nguyen and Caitlin Alesch, both North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)

7th Grade:
1st Place: Abby Hastings, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Sarah Thavenet, St. Peter’s School (Lincoln)
3rd Place: Cassidy Newth, All Saints School (Holdrege)

8th Grade:
1st Place: Vanessa Klein, St. Joseph’s School (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Ann Pham, St. Mary’s School (Lincoln)
3rd Place: Xanthe Steffen, St. Joseph’s School (Lincoln)

Special Ed:
1st Place: Sasha Essay, Villa Marie – Blessed Sacrament Parish (Lincoln)
2nd Place: Tamela (Molly) Rexilius, Villa Marie – 1st Street Bible Church
3rd Place: Joseph Linscomb, Villa Marie – St. Wenceslaus Parish (Wahoo)

2014 Pro-Life Essay Contest Winners

7th Grade
1st Place - Annie Timmerman - St. Teresa School – Lincoln
2nd Place - Gabriel Clark – St. Teresa School – Lincoln
3rd Place - Braiden Oliva – Blessed Sacrament School – Lincoln

8th Grade
1st Place - Sarah Juranek - Aquinas – David City
2nd Place - Claire Fiala - Aquinas – David City
3rd Place - Rebecca Slattery - North American Martyrs – Lincoln

9th Grade
1st Place - Lauren Niedergeses - Pius X High School - North American Martyrs Parish – Lincoln
2nd Place - Allison McElroy - Pius X High School – St. Peter Parish – Lincoln
3rd Place - Morgan Felber - School – Pius X High School – St. Peter Parish – Lincoln

10th Grade
1st Place - Anne Cassidy - Pius X High School – St. Peter Parish – Lincoln
2nd Place - Daniel Robertson - Pius X High School – St. Joseph Parish – Lincoln
3rd Place - Angela Nguyen - Pius X High School – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish – Lincoln

11th Grade
1st Place - Isaac Driewer - Pius X High School – Blessed Sacrament Parish – Lincoln
2nd Place - Philip Hanigan - Pius X High School – Cathedral of the Risen Christ Parish – Lincoln
3rd Place - Ethan Martinosky - Lourdes Central Catholic School – Nebraska City– St. Bernard Parish – Julian

Pro-Life Local Links

Nebraska Catholic Conference
Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research
Nebraska Right to Life
Nebraskans United for Life

Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center
Lincoln Right to Life

Holy Family Medical Associates
Saint Jude Hospice
Sancta Familia Medical Apostolate

Creighton Students for Life
40 Days For Life

Spirit Catholic Radio (KVSS)

Pro-Life National Links

Hope After Abortion (Project Rachel)
Rachel’s Vineyard (post-abortion healing

Life Chain
Human Life International
March for Life
The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
National Night of Prayer (December 8-9) 
National Right to Life

One More Soul (features a national list of Pro Life Doctors – supportive of NFP)
Priests for Life
Ramah International (Abortion Recovery Program)
Science for Unborn Human Life
Students for Life of America
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Pro Life Activities)

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