Ministries

Respect Life

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

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Call: 410-547-5537
Email: life@archbalt.org

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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

Dutch priest critical of ‘euthanasia death’ reports of teen

A senior Dutch priest criticized media reports on the death of a teenager experiencing depression, accusing foreign media of "sensationalizing euthanasia" in his country.

Missouri’s new law called ‘giant step forward’ for pro-life movement

With Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signing into law a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy, the state's lawmakers" have taken a giant step forward for the pro-life movement," said St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.

Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28.

Prenatal diagnosis of illness is no excuse for abortion, pope says

"Abortion is never the answer" to couples seeking a way to deal with a prenatal diagnosis of serious illness or disability, Pope Francis said.

Pro-life leaders applaud passage of abortion bill in Alabama

By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is "the extinguishing of a unique human life," said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

Philadelphia holds ‘Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying’

More than 1,000 people gathered in Philadelphia May 10 to demonstrate against recent social media videos of a Pennsylvania lawmaker berating people for praying outside of an abortion clinic.

Blogs & Commentary

‘Yesterday,’ today and forever

The Good News that Jesus brought us is timeless – more timeless even than musical classics such as “Yesterday” or “The Long and Winding Road.”

Court overturns conviction of death-row inmate for jury selection bias

The court reversed the 2010 conviction of Curtis Flowers, who had argued that the prosecutor, who is white, had prevented African Americans from serving as jurors in his case.

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