The purpose of our Respect Life Ministry is to promote the sanctity of life from conception to natural death and to support men, women and families in need during any circumstances related to these issues.
(March for Life 2016)
(March for Life 2017 in front of Supreme Court)
(March for Life 2017 after morning Mass and a blessing from Fr. Mike before leaving for DC)
“We seek to protect religious liberty . . . . because we are lovers of a human dignity that was fashioned and imparted not by the government but by the Creator. We defend religious liberty because we are lovers of every human person, seeing in the face of every man and woman also the face of Christ, who loved us to the very end and who calls on us to love and serve our neighbor with the same love he has bestowed on us” – Archbishop William Lori, Installation Homily (May 2012)
RESPECT LIFE CHAIR: Katie Baran
Staff: Joann Wozniak
The Gabriel Network
A Christian ministry of loving service to women and families challenged by a crisis pregnancy. They have been helping women and children in MD and DC for more than twenty years.
The Columbia Pregnancy Center
A non-profit organization that is supported solely by individual and organizational contributions. We are a community-based center, and make our services and resources available for free to anyone who may be in need of them. We offer many services designed to help women and families before, during, and after the birth of their babies, as well as to women hurting from experiences that they have suffered in the past.
Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.
It’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness. You are not alone..