Respect Life

Knowing that every human person has equal,
God-given dignity, we promote respect for life in all stages.

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“We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.” -Pope Benedict XVI

What We Do

Equip You to Defend Life

With regional and local programs, print and internet materials, and a newsletter to keep you up to date, we are a resource in your efforts to defend, protect and promote life. Our ministry is dedicated to educating and informing the public, to deepen the understanding of the sanctity of human life.

Promote Human Dignity in a Culture of Death

Drawing not only on the teachings of the Catholic Church but also on well-established and cutting-edge scientific research, we are a voice defending life in a culture increasingly intent on restricting human rights. Our practical efforts are built on our foundational calling: to PRAY for life.

Advocate for Life-Affirming Laws

Both at the archdiocesan level and in support of individual citizens, we press for laws that reflect an understanding of human dignity and universal human rights.

Care for Those Grappling with Death, and Those Who Need Help Embracing Life

Whether you are a woman with problems related to pregnancy; someone who’s been involved in abortion; someone who is disabled, sick, or dying, or the family or caregiver of someone who is sick; if you have lost a loved one to violent crime; or if you are in prison sentenced to death, through this ministry you will hear Christ’s invitation, “come to me … and I will give you rest.”

Latest News

Oregon midwife feels called to support mothers, welcome babies

Midwifery, the art or act of assisting with childbirth, has captivated St. Onge Carneiro since she was a teenager. She describes birth as the great equalizer.

Pope, others mourn death of British toddler Alfie Evans

Pope Francis said he was mourning the death of English toddler Alfie Evans, who died four days after doctors withdrew his life support system.

Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Strong pro-life values are embedded in the towering, richly complex Marvel Comics-based adventure "Avengers: Infinity War."

Doctors criticize court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

A group of doctors has criticized the refusal of some of their colleagues and a court to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment as "medical tyranny."

‘Roe v. Wade’ Derangement Syndrome

The defense of the indefensible leads to rage, and rage becomes a form of madness.

Family seeks Archbishop Sheen’s intercession for newborn son’s healing

The family has been praying for the healing of their son, Fulton, through the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, whom Pope Benedict XVI declared venerable in 2012.

Blogs & Commentary

About ‘Boots Laced’

Disciples don’t get to lounge around in complacency. It’s not an option.

Archbishop Lori’s Remarks: “The Distinctive Gift of Consecrated Life for the New Evangelization”

Thank goodness this Assembly takes place in the afterglow of Pentecost! That Solemnity makes it clear that bearing witness to the Risen Lord and spreading the Good News are only possible by the gift of the Spirit.

When the impossible becomes possible (Thanks, St. Rita!)

The morning of St. Rita’s feast day I said a prayer to my patron saint, who also happens to be the patron saint of hopeless cases. It’s not the first time she’s heard from me, and it won’t be the last.

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