“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.”
The people of West Virginia have shown their devotion to the culture of life by voting to end taxpayer funding of abortion in the state, said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, who is apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
The president of the Catholic Medical Association said Oct. 18 that the American Academy of Family Physicians’ new “engaged neutrality” position on physician-assisted suicide is “diametrically opposed” to the medical community’s long-standing opposition to it.
Last year was the deadliest per capita in the history of Baltimore City, and 2018 is proving just as tragic. Families left behind work to ensure that they themselves do not become spiritual casualties.