Pro-Life Video Challenge

RLA 2017 Award Winners Are Building A Culture of Life!

Each year, the Respect Life Apostolate recognizes indivdiduals and groups who are making outstanding contributions to building up a Culture of Life in St. Louis through our Cardinal Carberry (life-time achievement), Bishop McNicholas (youth group) and Pro-Life Video Challenge (youth and young adults) Awards. Thank you and congratulations to our three 2017 RLA award winners:

Cardinal John J. Carberry Award

Steve Rupp received the 2017 Cardinal Carberry Award, presented to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the pro-life cause over a life time. As the president of Missouri Right to Life, Steve has been at the forefront of upholding respect life ethics in both the local and state legislature.

He is also a Right START teacher with the RLA, plays Santa Clause for babies and famlies in Mercy's NICU, and is the manager of member support with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis, which offers tremendous help to those in need throughout the archdiocese.

Bishop Joseph A. McNicholas Award

St. Joseph Academy in St. Louis was the recipient of the Bishop McNicholas Award, presented to a Catholic high school or parish youth group taht exmplifies a consistent respect for all life. The academy was noted for their pro-life campus ministry, overseas mission, and homelessness awareness efforts. In addition. proceeds from their Cup of Joe coffee house go to respect life efforts.

Pro-Life Video Challenge

The Youths of St. Ignatius, six students from St. Ignatius Parish in Marthasville, MO won the 2017 Pro-Life Video Challenge Award. Chloe, Cole, Alex, Kali, Jacob, and Hannah's inspirational video was played at the RLA convention. It celebrates the fundamental right to life at all stages: from the unborn and older children to families and seniors. View it here.

Pro-Life Video Challenge

Are you age 13-39? Are you pro-life?

Enter the 2018 Respect Life Apostolate's Pro-Life Video Challenge

and you could win a $500 prize!


Create a 1-5 minute pro-life video that relates to our 42nd Annual Respect Life Convention's theme: "Life Has Purpose." Entries will be judged based on substantive content, creativity, relevancy to the theme, and videography skills. Videos may be done by individuals or groups.

Finalists will receive tickets to the Respect Life Convention on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. One winning video will be announced during the luncheon program. The winning video will be shown at the Convention and be posted on the Respect Life Apostolate's webpage. The creator(s) of the winning video will also receive $500. (Groups that enter may divide the $500 among themselves as they see fit.)

The 2018 contest opens May 1, 2018 and entries will be accepted through Sept. 28, 2018. Each entry must include:

Download the pro-life challenge rules for complete details. Questions? Please email or call 314-792-7555.

Are you up for the challenge?? 

2017 Pro-Life Video Challenge Winner: "Celebrate Life"

The Youths of St. Ignatius are the winners of the RLA's 2017 Pro-Life Video Challenge. The group is comprised of Chloe, Cole, Alex, Kali, Jacob and Hannah who are siblings, cousins and friends from St. Ignatius Parish in Marthasville. These young people took home a $500 prize. Check out their inspirational winning video which celebrates life at all stages!

Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Review.

2016 Pro-Life Video Challenge Winner: "Be God's Mercy"

The winner of the 2016 Pro-Life Video Challenge is The Pros. The group is comprised of Patrick, Frances, Audrey, Erika, Ella, Meghan, James, David, Bethany, Jasmin, and Natalie. These young people took home a $500 prize and they are parishioners at St. Dominic Savio, St. Simon the Apostle, and St. George. Check out their winning video:

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