Archbishop: Church, its people stand ready to help expectant mothers

The Catholic Church and its people stand ready not only to help expectant mothers bring their pregnancies to term but to assist women who have had abortions, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

O’Malley: If Roe falls, ‘arduous task of creating pro-life culture’ remains

Likening the pro-life cause to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington in 1963, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston said dreams can take a long time to come true.

Supreme Court rejects request from Texas abortion providers

The Supreme Court Jan. 20 rejected a request from Texas abortion providers to immediately send their challenge of the state's abortion law to a federal District Court, where a judge had previously blocked the law.

Catholics urged to pray, work for day when every life is protected in law

The Catholic Church's opposition to abortion "is a response of love for both mothers and their children in the womb," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee in a statement issued to mark the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision making abortion legal in all 50 states.

Arguments for ‘choice’ don’t change fact abortion ‘is wrong,’ says prelate

Every year thousands of Catholics and other abortion opponents march in Washington in the frigid month of January marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

Young people urged to witness for life during annual Mass for Life, rally

Teens and young adults from the Archdiocese of Washington and a few other places faced frigid early morning temperatures to gather at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle to pray, sing and voice their support for life.

Rally speakers confident about abortion law changes but see work ahead

Speakers at the annual March for Life on Washington's National Mall Jan. 21 spoke of a likely tipping point in the current protest against legalized abortions in the United States, but they also urged the crowd to remain vigilant in their advocacy and support for the pro-life movement.

Pro-life marchers’ energy, enthusiasm is ‘palpable,’ says march official

One aspect of the annual March for Life that never changes is the loud cheering when the lead group, carrying the banner, arrives in front of the Supreme Court.

Pope confers ministries of lector, catechist on lay women and men

Highlighting the importance of the Bible in the life of faith and the role of lay women and men in sharing the Gospel, Pope Francis formally installed eight men and women in the ministry of lector and eight others in the ministry of catechist.

El Salvador welcomes four new martyrs, symbols of Vatican II church

Unlike the spotless image of many holy men and women, a depiction of one of the new martyrs of the Catholic Church looks anything but polished.