Office of the Dignity of Human Life

Contact Dignity of Human Life Office

Celia McKeeCelia McKee
Dignity of Human Life Coordinator

(920) 272-8271

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Office of Catholic Social Justice
Bona Hall
P.O. Box 23825
1825 Riverside Drive
Green Bay, WI 54305


Respect for LifeThe Office of the Dignity of Human Life is responsible for strengthening respect life efforts in the diocese and for partnering with parishes, schools and catechetical programs by providing resources and consultation to promote life.

In his June 12, 2011, pastoral letter, "Parishes: Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive," Bishop David Ricken said: "One of the priorities for the church is the great need to realize the value and the dignity of all human life from the first moment of conception to its natural end."

Bringing Awareness of the Gift of Life

In his pastoral letter Bishop Ricken said: "The Dignity of Human Life Office will work with others in society and in our parishes to bring awareness, especially to the young, about the incredible importance of the gift of human life itself."

Bishop Ricken has outlined a three-facet respect life initiative for the Diocese:

 Pray and fast.

 Learn to love people by freeing them from their ignorance.

 Defend life with no fear, hesitation or compromise.


Monica Meyer Respect Life Grant

RoseThis grant in the Catholic Foundation assists parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay to plan and execute parish-based pro-life/anti-abortion activities and events.

Deadline for Grant Application

Sunday, June 5

Guidelines and Application


CLICK HERE pdf button



40 Days for Life

EW40DaysForLifeLogoSeptember 24 - November 2, 2014

Learn More | CLICK HERE



Respect Life Month 2013: Open Your Hearts to Life

Respect Life Month 2013U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' 2013-2014 Respect Life Program includes:

 Liturgy guide pdf_button | CLICK HERE English | CLICK HERE Spanish
 Posters pdf_button | CLICK HERE English | CLICK HERE Spanish
 Flyers pdf_button | CLICK HERE English | CLICK HERE Spanish
 Pamphlets | CLICK HERE English and Spanish
 Bulletin inserts CLICK HERE English and Spanish
Catalog | CLICK HERE

They may be downloaded and reprinted without further permission.

CLICK HERE for the USCCB Respect Life Month website page


The Gospel of Life Series

Gospel-of-Life_DVD-CoverOrder your DVD of the Gospel of Life Series
 Great for Small Group and Faith Formation!
 Encyclical letter "The Gospel of Life" (Evangelium Vitae) and books are available for $9.50 each
 Six one-hour presentations from Bishop David L. Ricken, Fr. John Doerfler, Fr. Mark Vandersteeg, Fr. Tom Farrell, Fr. Rocky Hoffman, and Fr. John Girotti.
Order: CLICK HERE to download order form pdf_button  CLICK HERE to download order form doc


Hope After Abortion

It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. We offer healing help.

Project-RachelProject Rachel is the Catholic Church's healing ministry to those who have been involved in abortion.

Project Rachel is a healing network of specially-trained caregivers that may include priests, deacons, sisters, lay staff, volunteers, mental health professionals, spiritual directors, mentors, chaplains, and medical personnel.

These individuals, often working as a team, provide direct care to women, men, and adolescents who have been touched by an abortion loss, enabling them to grieve, receive forgiveness, and find peace.

In addition to individualized counseling, some programs include support groups and retreats. Project Rachel programs can be found in about 150 Catholic dioceses in the United States, as well as in dioceses in other countries.

Project Rachel Seminar

January 16, 2014
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
St. Benedict, Suamico (CLICK HERE for interactive map)

CLICK HERE | More information on seminar and how to register.

Help and More Information

Project Rachel in Northeastern Wisconsin: CLICK HERE

Project Rachel nationally: CLICK HERE



No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R.3) has a provision (Sec. 310) on conscience protection. The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities has prepared a Fact Sheet addressing this provision. Click here to read the fact sheet on H.R.3 The House passed the bill by a vote of 251-175 on May 4, 2011.

It was placed on the Senate calendar on May 9, 2011. Click here for the NCHLA’s Action Alert on H.R. 3

Thanks for all you do in support of life!



Abortion funding ban

U.S. Bishop's official tells Congress: Permanent ban on abortion funding is long overdue
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Online resources

The Office of the Dignity of Human Life provides information and links in these areas:

Contact the Office of the Dignity of Human Life

Emergency Help

End of Life Issues

En Espanol/Spanish resources

40 Days for Life

Healing after Abortion

Hope and Healing on Issues Related to Childbearing, Sexuality and Relationships

Intercessions for Sunday Mass and Bulletin Inserts

Resources and Information

Respect for Life Resource Ideas for Parishes from the Diocese of Green Bay

Respect for Life Columns in The Compass

Respect for Life news

Sexual Healing

Spiritual Adoption