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

Bishop Olmsted says ‘love of Christ’ compels him to proclaim Gospel of life

Preservation of the family, marriage and the unborn were the main themes of the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington April 23.

Twitter restricts Mother Teresa abortion quote; CEO can’t explain why

The reason for the ban? The graphic purportedly violated Twitter's "health and pharmaceutical products and services policy."

Ohio governor signs fetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would make it illegal to carry out an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

‘Unplanned’ isn’t fun to watch, but it’s necessary viewing

It’s an important movie that will challenge your thinking, even if you already consider yourself pro-life.

Movie Review: ‘Unplanned’

The hard-hitting, fact-based drama "Unplanned" (Pure Flix) dares its viewers to confront the reality of what happens when a baby is aborted.

Archbishop Lori commends State Senate for defeating physician-assisted suicide

Archbishop William E. Lori commended the Maryland State Senate for defeating what he called a “deeply-flawed” bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Maryland.

Blogs & Commentary

Church’s stance on Medjugorje/ Can we receive Communion?

Father Doyle fields questions about the Catholic Church's position on Medjugorje and when a reconciled married couple can receive Communion.

Bishop Olmsted says ‘love of Christ’ compels him to proclaim Gospel of life

Preservation of the family, marriage and the unborn were the main themes of the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington April 23.

Beautiful Holy Week processions in Italy inspire faith

It was completely rewarding to watch these hundreds of parishioners so devoted to their town parishes as they reenacted Jesus’ crucifixion.
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