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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Published: May 29, 2018
“Human life is sacred and inviolable at every stage and in every situation.” — The Gospel of Life, no.87
For the first time, the Respect Life Office will offer respect life grants to help support groups and organizations in the Diocese of Little Rock that promote a consistent ethic of life. Grants between $100 and $1,000 will be awarded at the discretion of Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and are dependent on the availability of funds.
The Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops divides pro-life ministry into four categories: education and public information; pastoral care; public policy; and prayer and worship.
Grant applicants will be asked to identify the type of pro-life ministry for which grant funds would be used based on these categories. To learn more, read the Grant Application Guidelines, which defines "consistent life ethic" as well as the four types of pro-life work.
Organizations don't have to be Catholic to apply, however, those that advocate for something that goes against Catholic teaching will not be considered. Catherine Phillips, director of respect life, elaborated in Arkansas Catholic.
“If you’re not respecting every human person out there, or at least aspiring to, this grant is not for you,” she said, later adding, “This is an opportunity to put what we teach, what we believe, what we know to be true out there. It really is a teaching opportunity about a consistent ethic of life.” Read Arkansas Catholic to learn more.
The preferred way to apply for the grant is online. However, applicants may also download the application and mail it to: Respect Life Office, Diocese of Little Rock, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207. The application period runs from June 1 to Aug. 30. For more information about the grant, please e-mail Catherine Phillips or call her at (501) 664-0340, ext. 326.