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‘Light of hope’: Cardinal Keeler, basilica restorer, interfaith leader, dies at 86
Mar 23 2017
Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th archbishop of Baltimore and international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations, died March 23.

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies
Feb 21 2017
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.

Archbishop Gregory opens Mid-Atlantic Congress with keynote address on creation
Feb 17 2017
The evidence seems to be incontrovertible that human beings are not tending the world as God created it, the archbishop said.

Maryland legislators hear wrenching testimony on physician-assisted suicide
Feb 17 2017
The hearing lasted seven hours, with proponents and opponents trading emotional testimonies.

Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Lori urge Congress to pass conscience protections for health care providers
Feb 11 2017
"The Conscience Protection Act will address the deficiencies that block effective enforcement of existing laws," Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori said.

Vatican official speaks at U.S. bishops’ bioethics conference
Feb 09 2017
The head of the Pontifical Council for Life urged the U.S. bishops to stress the human dimension that is under threat of being ignored in the continued search for technological progress.

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy
Feb 01 2017
Judge Gorsuch said he respects the fact that Congress, not the courts, writes new laws.

‘Life is winning in America,’ vice president tells March for Life rally
Jan 27 2017
Vice President Pence told pro-life advocates Jan. 27 that “life is winning in America, and today is a celebration of that progress.”

Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe
Jan 27 2017
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York warned that if the sanctuary of the womb is violated, then other sanctuaries are at risk.

'Power of One,' multiplied: Baltimore Archdiocese joins March for Life
Jan 27 2017
In addition to those who made their own way, about 20 buses from parishes across the archdiocese brought participants to the March for Life.

Pro-life leaders praise House vote to make Hyde Amendment permanent
Jan 26 2017
“By passing this legislation, the House has taken a decisive step toward respect for unborn human life, reflecting the will of the American people,” said Deirdre McQuade, primary spokeswoman on abortion for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Crossing the street: Woman recounts decision of a lifetime
Jan 26 2017
A woman seeking an abortion found a new direction with help from a pro-life pregnancy center.

Baltimore Archdiocese warms up for March for Life, honors joyful advocates
Jan 24 2017
The archbishop encouraged marchers to be "peaceful, joyful and committed proponents" for the beauty and goodness of the gift of life.

Trump executive memorandum reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy’ on abortion
Jan 24 2017
The policy bans all foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving U.S. funds from performing or promoting abortion in other countries.

Though snubbed by Women's March, pro-life groups still participate
Jan 23 2017
"We were prepared for confrontation and instead were supported by so many women," said Herndon-De La Rosa told Catholic News Service.