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

‘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.

Dolan: Democratic Party abandons Catholics, favors abortion agenda

The once "big tent" of the Democratic Party "now seems a pup tent" as a party that Catholics once embraced has abandoned so many issues Catholics cherish, such as the sanctity of human life and religious education, said New York's cardinal.

Pro-life pregnancy center to open next to Planned Parenthood

“It’s definitely providential,” said Carol Clews, executive director of the CPC. “When we tell people in the pro-life community about this, their jaws drop. They are so excited.”

Mississippi governor signs 15-week abortion ban; clinic files suit

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law March 19 the most restrictive state abortion bill in the nation because it bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Marylanders march for life in Annapolis

In the midst of a wintry mix and cold temperatures, faithful Marylanders marched in Annapolis for the state’s March for Life March 12.

Blogs & Commentary

A taste of spring, when mom cooks dinner, a munchkin survey, and frigid baseball fun (7 Quick Takes)

Our saucer magnolia tree is blooming! Spring is here, and then it’s not, and then it sort of is. I think we might see some warmer weather this weekend.

‘Roe v. Wade’ Derangement Syndrome

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

A great lady who was the first lady

Richard Szczepanowski, a reporter for the Catholic Standard in Washington, shares his personal memories of Barbara Bush.

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