Contact Information

Name Rev. Henry Baxa
E-Mail frhenry
Phone (785) 263-1570


Name Eric & Jackie Brown
E-Mail respectlife

Phone (785) 650-2474



Respect Life

The mission of the Respect Life Office is to promote respect and the protection of God's gift of life from conception to natural death through public education, pastoral services, public policy, prayer, and worship. We seek conversion of all hearts and minds to a Culture of Life.






Rachel's Vineyard

Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.

Rachel's Vineyard can help you find your inner voice. It can help you experience God's love and compassion on a profound level. It creates a place where men and women can share, often for the first time, their deepest feelings about abortion. You are allowed to dismantle troubling secrets in an environment of emotional and spiritual safety.

Rachel's Vineyard is therapy for the soul. Participants, who have been trapped in anger toward themselves or others, experience forgiveness. Peace is found. Lives are restored. A sense of hope and meaning for the future is finally re-discovered.

Next retreat in the Salina Diocese:  June 7-9, 2013.  For information e-mail or call 1-877-I-GRIEVE(1-877-447-4383) Your information will be kept confidential.

2014 Diocesan Respect Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Easter   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:38

"Special Families, Special Blessings", is the theme for the 2014 Diocesan Respect Life Conference.  The following are details for the day.

  • When:  September 13, 2014, 9:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Where:  Webster Conference Center, 2601 N. Ohio, Salina, KS 67401.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • $20 for Individuals, $30 for Couples and $40 for Families.

The featured is Chad Judice.  The following biography is from his website,

Chad Judice is a nationally known motivational speaker and award-winning author. He wrote two inspiring pro-life books, Waiting for Eli and Eli’s Reach, whose central character is his second son, Eli, who was born with spina bifida. Eli’s Reach was named Book of the Year by a small publisher for 2013, by the Catholic Press Association. In May 2013, Chad appeared on EWTN’s The World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo and he was a invited by the Archdiocese of Washington DC to be the keynote speaker at the 41st Annual March for Life in January of 2014. As a former educator Chad was recognized as the 2010 Teacher of the Year in the Inspirational Teacher category by the Lafayette Education Foundation. He has appeared as a guest on several national radio programs, spoken at Man to Man Conferences, Respect Life Conferences, led retreats, Lenten and Advent Missions at over 30 parishes, spoken to Catholic High Schools, College students, and over 50 audiences of all backgrounds in eight states over the last five years. He is married to Ashley Guillotte, and they are the parents of three small children while making their residence in Lafayette, LA.

Guest Speakers are:

  • Deacon Dick and Robbie Kramer, Herrington, KS
  • Jeff and Theola Otter, Norton, KS
  • Dave Pfannenstiel, Hays, KS

Registration can be completed three ways:

  • Download the registration form at this link, complete and mail it along with payment to the Chancery.
  • Click on the buttons below to register online.  The first, is for those wishing to pay with credit/debit card.  The second is for those wishing to mail in their payment.
Credit/Debit Card Mail-In Payment

Diocesan Respect Life Commission PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Easter   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

The following members comprise the Diocesan Respect Life Commission.

Rev. Henry Baxa Eric & Jackie Brown, Hays
Lester & Donetta Robben, Hays Kathy Martin, Clay Center
Peggy Waldschmidt, Ellis Liz Sites, Chapman
Mary Selensky, Hays Wallace Severson, Gem
Norbert & Marlene Hermes, Salina Bill & Albie Kuhlman, Grinnell
Jim Fenton, Greenleaf Joan Gienger, St. Francis
JoAnne Balthazor, Clyde
March for Life 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Easter   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:00

The Salina Diocese Respect Life Commission is planning its seventh diocesan bus trip to Washington DC to take part in the March for Life on January 22, 2014.  The bus will leave Salina on Monday, January 20th at 4:00pm, and arrive back in Salina on Friday, January 24th.

The cost of the trip (bus fare and two nights hotel accomodations, will be $300.  Please reserve your seats as soon as possible.

Reservations are needed no later than October 1, 2013 in order to confirm bus space and hotel rooms.

A printed registration form can be found here.

For more information, contact Gil and Carol Otter at (785) 877-5423or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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