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.

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)

2015 Pro-Life Poster Contest Winners


1st Grade:

·         1st Place: Blair Bergevin, St. Michael School (Lincoln)

·         2nd Place: Joseph Fitzpatrick, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)

·         3rd Place: Gianna Klabenes, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)


2nd Grade:

·         1st Place: Dawson Potter, Sts. Mary & Joseph Parish (Valparaiso)

·         2nd Place: Cotter Yant, St. Michael School (Hastings)

·         3rd Place: Lydia Koperski, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)


3rd Grade:

·         1st Place: Anna Gokie, St. Wenceslaus School (Wahoo)

·         2nd Place: Kate Vacek, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)

·         3rd Place: Elizabeth Timmerman, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)


4th Grade:

·         1st Place: Lucia Rutledge, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)

·         2nd Place: Jacey Tran, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)

·         3rd Place: Sydney Aldrich, St. Peter School (Lincoln)


5th Grade:

·         1st Place: Sandra Ortiz Guiza, St. James School (Crete)

·         2nd Place: Felicity Davis, St. Teresa’s School (Lincoln)

·         3rd Place: Teresa Quinn, St. Wenceslaus School (Wahoo)


6th Grade:

·         1st Place: Jillian Drozda St. Joseph School (Lincoln)

·         2nd Place: Caitlyn Guerra, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)

·         3rd Place: Cora Thomas, St. Joseph School (Lincoln)


7th Grade:

·         1st Place: Carlos Gutierrez, St. Joseph School (Lincoln)

·         2nd Place: Meigan Liska, St. Joseph School (Lincoln)

·         3rd Place: James Nguyen, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)


8th Grade:

·         1st Place: Avry Victor, Cathedral School (Lincoln)

·         2nd Place: Genevieve O’Gara, St. Joseph School (Lincoln)

·         3rd Place: Anders Long, St. Joseph School (Lincoln)


Special Ed:

·         1st Place: Cameron Woita, St. John Nepomucene School - Weston

·         2nd Place: Samuel Guevara, Villa Marie

·         3rd Place: Heather Giron-Esteban, St. Mary School (Lincoln)




2015 Pro-Life Essay Contest Winners


7th Grade

1st Place - Kate Mulloy - St. Teresa School – Lincoln

2nd Place - Nicholas Stephan – St. Patrick School – Lincoln

3rd Place - Tatiana Koenig – St. Teresa School – Lincoln


8th Grade

1st Place - Morgan Dusenbery - St. Michael School – Lincoln

2nd Place - Thomas Kotopka - St. Teresa School – Lincoln

3rd Place - Mary Therese Baumgartner - St. Teresa School – Lincoln


9th Grade

1st Place - Grace Hrnchir - School – St. Cecilia High School - Hastings

Parish – St. Michael – Hastings


2nd Place - Sarah Juranek - School – Aquinas High School – David City

Parish – St. Mary – David City


3rd Place - Ryan Nemec - School – Aquinas High School – David City

Parish –


10th Grade

1st Place - Tara Soukup - School – Pius X High School

Parish – St. Teresa – Lincoln


2nd Place - Derek Richard - School – Pius X High School

Parish – St. Joseph – Lincoln


3rd Place - Briley Sebek - School – Pius X High School

Parish – St. Joseph – Lincoln


11th Grade

1st Place - Francie G. Pargett - School – Lourdes Central Catholic – Nebraska City

Parish –


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