About the Maryland Catholic Conference

The Maryland Catholic Conference advocates for the Church’s public policy positions before the Maryland General Assembly and other civil officials on behalf of the three Catholic (arch)dioceses with territory in the state – Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archdiocese of Washington and Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. The Conference is directed by a Board of Governors that is composed of all of Maryland’s bishops, and an administrative board. The Church has a legal right and moral obligation to advocate in the public square and defend universal truths recognized by all people of good will – the most basic of which is the dignity of the human person. The Conference oversees and implements the Church’s state-level advocacy and public education efforts from its office in downtown Annapolis.


How to Help

Become an informed and involved citizen and help bring Gospel values to the public square by joining the Catholic Advocacy Network. Maryland CAN will enable you to directly contact your state and federal lawmakers on issues that matter.