Life News


Flu facts and information from the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
Oct 19 2013
Flu season is here and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has provided this fact sheet on influenza.

Denise Douglas and Deacon Francis Zeiler were honored with the Culture of Life Medal of Honor, presented Oct. 6 during the annual Respect Life Mass celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland. (George P. Matysek Jr. | CR Staff) Leaders honored for post-abortion outreach
Oct 07 2013
Deacon Zeiler was honored at the annual Respect Life Mass for his many years of pro-life work, along with Denise Douglas.

Cord blood donation is free and easy, but still a challenge for Mercy, St. Agnes
Sep 30 2013
Mercy Medical Center and St. Agnes Hospital are trying to boost the number of patients who donate their newborns’ umbilical cord blood.

October is Respect Life Month
Sep 27 2013
See what events are happening around you.

35-mile walk to raise pro-life awareness
Sep 23 2013
UPDATE: EVENT POSTPONED Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion throughout the country, hundreds of pilgrims are expected to walk in support of life.

Young men hold dance to raise funds for pregnancy center
Aug 21 2013
St. John, Westminster, parishioners Alex Belk and John Richards were pretty jazzed about the results of a dance fundraiser they held to collect funds for Tender Care Pregnancy Centers.

Playing God: Cloning poses host of ethic dilemmas
Aug 18 2013
Seventeen years have passed since the milestone birth of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal successfully cloned from an adult cell, which launched worldwide speculation as to whether humans were next.

Six-year-old Catonsville ‘saint’ laid to rest
Jul 06 2013
Father Christopher Whatley is convinced that believers around the world have a powerful new friend in heaven.

Archbishop Lori optimistic about pregnancy center lawsuit
Jul 03 2013
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 3 that the City of Baltimore deserves an opportunity to pursue full discovery, a chance to ask questions and gain more information, in a lawsuit brought against it by a Baltimore pregnancy help center and St. Brigid Catholic Church in Canton.

Child who underwent heart transplant dies at age 6
Jul 01 2013
Teresa Bartlinski, a 6-year-old who underwent heart transplant surgery in late June, died July 1.

Playing God Part 3: Do no harm? End-of-life ethics in a ‘death with dignity’ culture
Jun 30 2013
With advances in medical technology, end-of-life care has increased in complexity.

MCC: Not surprised referendum effort on death penalty repeal failed
Jun 12 2013
The Maryland Catholic Conference called the failure of recent efforts to bring the state’s new death penalty repeal law to public vote “a great relief,” as it means the measure will stand and the organization will not have to expend resources fighting a referendum.

Matt Birk skips Obama meeting because of president’s Planned Parenthood prayer
Jun 06 2013
Citing President Barack Obama’s recent call for God to “bless” Planned Parenthood, former All-Pro Ravens’ Center Matt Birk declined to attend a June 5 White House ceremony.

Dr. Mary Ann Sorra (CR file art) St. Agnes Hospital opens natural family planning-based OB-GYN care
Jun 05 2013
Archbishop William E. Lori blessed rooms of a Natural Fertility Care practice May 31 at St. Agnes Hospital.

Under pall of Gosnell trial, are Maryland’s new abortion laws being enforced?
May 09 2013
The Philadelphia murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion provider accused of cutting the spinal cords of infants delivered alive during abortion procedures, has exposed not only the grisly details of his practice, but also the negligence of several Pennsylvania governmental agencies.