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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

The apostolate assists parishes and schools in implementing the Bishops' Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities through prayer and worship, provides 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 and chastity education, as well as information on pro-life legal initiatives.

These tasks are accomplished through a variety of ministries and events including Journey to Love© for parents who receive a poor prenatal diagnosis, Pro-Life Coordinators and High School Liaisons meetings, the March for Life Pilgrimage and Pro-Life Student Essay Contest, the annual Pro-Life Living Rosary in the month of March, a 40 Days for Life spring and fall prayer campaign, the Vigil for Life Mass and Procession during the late summer, the annual Life Chain on the first Sunday of October, and resources for the National Night of Prayer on December 8.

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 Respect Life Apostolate, or if you would like to make a donation to support the Apostolate, please contact the Respect Life Apostolate Coordinator.

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

Related Links

Local Links

40 Days For Life
Creighton Students for Life
Nebraska Catholic Conference
Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research
Nebraskans United for Life
Saint Jude Hospice
Sancta Familia Medical Apostolate
Spirit Catholic Radio (KVSS)

National Links

Hope After Abortion
Life Chain
Human Life International
March for Life
The National Catholic Register
The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
National Night of Prayer
One More Soul - Features a national list of pro-life doctors and supportive of NFP.
Priests for Life
Ramah International - Pre- and Post-Abortion Help
Science for Unborn Human Life
Students for Life of America
U.S.C.C.B. Pro-Life Secretariat

Voting Guides

Catholic Vote
National Right to Life
Nebraskans United for Life


General RLA Information Brochure
Journey to Love© Brochure
Journey to Love© Tear-Off Flier

Parish Pro-Life Coordinator Meeting Minutes