The Pro-Life Office of the Diocese of Green Bay strives to proclaim in word and deed the truth of the dignity of all life regardless of age or situation.
The Office of Pro-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.
Bishop Ricken Calls Diocese of Green Bay to Prayer, Education & Action
Bishop David L. Ricken encourages everyone in the diocese to educate themselves and defend the faith by weighing in on proposed legislation, especially "The Equality Act." The following links and resources can assist in developing a well-formed conscience and advocating for justice.
Monica Meyer Respect Life Grant
The Monica Meyer grant in the Catholic Foundation helps parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay to plan and execute parish-based pro-life/anti-abortion activities and events. Grants are for up to $1,000.00 per parish per project.
Monica Meyer Respect Life Grant Guidelines:
Grant funds are provided through the Monica Meyer Fund for Respect Life Projects of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay
- This grant exists in the Catholic Foundation to assist parishes of the Diocese of Green Bay in planning and executing parish based pro-life/anti-abortion activities and events.
- Funding under this grant is available up to, and including, $1,000.00 per parish per project. Priority will be given to those projects that incorporate principles of missionary discipleship and accompaniment, and/or raise the conscience of the community. Projects will also be given priority if they will have a long term impact element, as opposed to a single event.
- No project will be funded for more than three times consecutively.
- A follow-up report will be expected from the project organizers to the Office of Pro-Life of the Diocese of Green Bay. Project personnel are strongly urged to submit not only written reports, but also photos, samples of flyers and any news coverage. A form will be sent out during the project year and all grant recipients will be required to submit the grant review, regardless of whether they plan to re-apply the following year.
Respect Life 2020-2021
RESOURCES FROM THE USCCB AS WELL AS HOW TO INCORPORATE THIS PROGRAM INTO YOUR PARISH ALL YEAR LONG CAN BE DOWNLOADED DIRECTLY AT
All resources are available in English and Spanish.
Resource packets are sent to every parish and school in the fall. Call our office if you would like any additional posters or information.
Project Rachel - Hope After Abortion
Project 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.