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

Ellicott City parishioner honored at ‘Life Is Beautiful’ Mass

Kimberley Frazer was on hand to accept the Culture of Life Medal of Honor in recognition for her work with pregnant mothers throughout Baltimore.

Pro-lifers: N.Y. abortion bill could one day make being pro-life ‘a crime’

Officials at the New York State Catholic Conference are calling the Reproductive Health Act "worse than we thought it would be."

‘Life is Beautiful’ Mass will kick off week of pro-life activity

Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate this year’s “Life is Beautiful” Mass Jan. 13 at 10:45 a.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.

Woman who once assisted with abortions to address March for Life Jan. 18

Abby Johnson, who early in her career assisted in carrying out abortions, will be among the speakers during the 2019 March for Life rally Jan. 18 on the National Mall in Washington.

Catholic advocates outline legislative goals for a new Congress

Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Thought not. Neither did several Catholic organizations, despite the last-minute flurry of legislation typical of a lame-duck Congress.

Hysterectomy can be morally licit in limited situations, Vatican says

The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization is morally unacceptable, but a hysterectomy could be morally acceptable if the uterus could not sustain a pregnancy, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Blogs & Commentary

The year an ice storm canceled my calculus exam

I was a senior in high school, and I was failing calculus. I had to be. I hadn’t understood a word the teacher had said for months, and I couldn’t recall passing a single quiz.

Recovering intimacy in a lonely world

Rather than "Thou shalt not" as its battle cry, the church can offer a genuinely positive vision of "the joy of love," a holistic understanding of sex and intimacy for a society increasingly despairing about both.

Ellicott City parishioner honored at ‘Life Is Beautiful’ Mass

Kimberley Frazer was on hand to accept the Culture of Life Medal of Honor in recognition for her work with pregnant mothers throughout Baltimore.
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