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

‘Grisly discovery’ of fetal remains at abortionist’s home sparks outrage

The Sept. 13 disclosure that the preserved remains of over 2,200 aborted babies had been found at the rural Illinois home of the recently deceased Indiana abortionist Ulrich "George" Klopfer has sparked outrage and demands for immediate investigations by authorities.

Federal appeals court allows Indiana abortion facility to remain open

A federal court of appeals issued a narrow opinion that allows a South Bend abortion clinic to continue operating, at least for the time being.

Australian pro-life leaders organize to block bill legalizing abortion until birth

Thousands of pro-life supporters demonstrated in the streets of the Australian capital, expressing their opposition to a bill in the New South Wales state parliament that would permit abortion until birth for any reason.

Planned Parenthood decides to withdraw from Title X program

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration's "Protect Life Rule" barring these funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.

‘So many funerals,’ says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time. He was among several priests in El Paso, Texas, summoned to help out where they could in the hours following the brazen Aug. 3 assault at a Walmart store in the Texas border town that left 22 dead and dozens of others wounded.

Abortion rate falling in South Carolina; pro-life advocates welcome trend

The number of abortions occurring annually in South Carolina continues to fall, a trend welcomed by advocates who credit pro-life legislation and increased public awareness for the decline.

Blogs & Commentary

Biblical wisdom for expectant, ‘older’ mothers

There is a special kind of humiliation (and humor, if you're a good sport), reserved for pregnant women who skew a little bit above the average age of moms in this country.

‘Grisly discovery’ of fetal remains at abortionist’s home sparks outrage

The Sept. 13 disclosure that the preserved remains of over 2,200 aborted babies had been found at the rural Illinois home of the recently deceased Indiana abortionist Ulrich "George" Klopfer has sparked outrage and demands for immediate investigations by authorities.

Archbishop Lori’s Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Mass of the Holy Spirit

You will find here heroic goodness even in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods. You will discover here a wealth of history and culture and neighborhoods that are flourishing with young people and new life.
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