Pro-Life

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 Rev. Thomas MacLean, 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.

2019 Pro-Life Poster and Essay Contest Winners

2019 Pro-Life Poster Contest Winners

 1st Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Lisa Coufal, St. James School (Crete)
  • ·         2nd Place: Vivian Kryzsko, St. Michael School (Hastings)
  • ·         3rd Place: Addie Raun, Cathedral of the Risen Christ School (Lincoln)

 2nd Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Madelyn Emory, St. Mary School (David City)
  • ·         2nd Place: Peter Cunningham, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)
  • ·         3rd Place: Maura Fitzpatrick, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)

 3rd Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Joseph Norman, St. Peter School (Lincoln)
  • ·         2nd Place: Posie Steiner, St. Peter School (Lincoln)
  • ·         3rd Place: Mya Meixner, St. Patrick School (McCook)

 4th Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Paxton Zook, St. Mary School (David City)
  • ·         2nd Place: Gisella Rutledge, St. Teresa School (Lincoln)
  • ·         3rd Place: Gale Fiala, St. Joseph School (Lincoln)

 5th Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Jasmine Nguyen, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
  • ·         2nd Place: Angela Truong, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
  • ·         3rd Place: Brynn Wrich, St. Peter School (Lincoln)

 6th Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Jamie Tran, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
  • ·         2nd Place: Makenzie Vodehnal, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
  • ·         3rd Place: Drew Sousek, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)

 7th Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Amanda Gutierrez, St. Joseph School (Lincoln)
  • ·         2nd Place: Colton Horn, Cathedral of the Risen Christ School (Lincoln)
  • ·         3rd Place: Bailey Slattery, Cathedral of the Risen Christ School (Lincoln)

 8th Grade:

  • ·         1st Place: Jacey Tran, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
  • ·         2nd Place: Claire Bousquet, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)
  • ·         3rd Place: Ryan Hoffschneider, North American Martyrs School (Lincoln)

 Special Ed:

  • ·         1st Place: Isaac Dunavan, St. John Nepomucene School (Weston) / St. Joseph Parish (Colon)
  • ·         2nd Place: Lillia Koenig, Villa Marie School (Waverly) / Immaculate Conception Parish (Omaha)
  • ·         3rd Place: Angel Salts, St. John Nepomucene School (Weston) / St. John Nepomucene Parish (Weston)

 

2019 Pro-Life Essay Contest Winners

 7th Grade

  • 1st Place – Gianna Frasher – Aquinas Middle School – David City (Parish – Immaculate Conception – Ulysses)
  • 2nd Place – Netanya Mai – North American Martyrs School – Lincoln
  • 3rd Place – Katie Schmit – North American Martyrs School – Lincoln

 8th Grade

  • 1st Place – Emma Meyers – North American Martyrs School – Lincoln
  • 2nd Place – Diamond Sedlak – St. Teresa School – Lincoln
  • 3rd Place – William Cunningham – St. Teresa School – Lincoln

 9th Grade

  • 1st Place – Tess Timmerman - School – Pius X High School (Parish – St. Teresa – Lincoln)

 10th Grade

  • 1st Place – Bryce Wemhoff - School – Pius X High School (Parish – North American Martyrs – Lincoln)

 11th Grade

  • 1st Place – Ethan Roberts - School – Lourdes Central Catholic – Nebraska City (Parish – St. Mary – Hamburg, IA)
  • 2nd Place – Isabella Fedoris - School – Lourdes Central Catholic – Nebraska City (Parish – St. Mary – Nebraska City)

Pro-Life Local Links

Diocese of Lincoln annual Youth Pilgrimage to the National March for Life

Nebraska Catholic Conference http://www.necatholic.org/
Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research http://ethicalresearch.net/
Nebraska Right to Life http://nebraskarighttolife.org/
Nebraskans United for Life http://nebraskansunitedforlife.org/

Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center http://pregnancycenterlincoln.org/
Lincoln Right to Life https://lincolnrighttolife.org/

UNL Students for Life https://www.facebook.com/unlstudentsforlife/
Creighton Students for Life http://groups.creighton.edu/csfl/

Spirit Catholic Radio (KVSS) https://spiritcatholicradio.com/

Pro-Life National Links

Hope After Abortion (Project Rachel) http://hopeafterabortion.com/
Rachel’s Vineyard (post-abortion healing http://www.rachelsvineyard.org

40 Days For Life https://40daysforlife.com/
Life Chain http://www.lifechain.net/
Human Life International https://www.hli.org/
March for Life http://marchforlife.org/
The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment https://www.humanlifeaction.org/
National Night of Prayer (December 8-9) http://www.nationalnightofprayerforlife.org
National Right to Life http://www.nrlc.org/

One More Soul https://onemoresoul.com/ (features a national list of Pro Life Doctors – supportive of NFP)
Priests for Life http://www.priestsforlife.org/
Ramah International (Abortion Recovery Program) https://ramahinternational.org/
Science for Unborn Human Life http://www.sfuhl.org/
Students for Life of America http://studentsforlife.org/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Pro Life Activities) http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/

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