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Cardinal Gregory town hall, Ukrainian Archbishop, Respect Life Update


March 8, 2022 | Annapolis, Md.
Archdiocese of Baltimore | Archdiocese of Washington | Diocese of Wilmington


Cardinal Gregory hosts environment town hall on Wednesday with State Secretary, legislators


Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, is hosting our last town hall on Care for Our Common Home, this Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. 

Panelists include Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles; State Senator Will Smith (Dist. 20-Montgomery County); Delegate Brooke Lierman (Dist. 46-Baltimore); and Jose Aguto, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant. 

WJLA-7 reporter John Gonzalez will be the moderator. You can watch on YouTube or Facebook Live using the link below. 

We are grateful to the Victory Noll sisters whose Small Grants Program helped make this and our earlier webinar with Archbishop Lori possible. 

Pray for Ukraine with Archbishop-Metropolitan Borys Gudziak

Pray with the Archbishop for Md.'s Ukrainian Catholics


We are honored to have the archbishop for Maryland's Ukrainian Catholic parishes, Most. Rev. Borys Gudziak, Archbishop-Metropolitan of the Ukranian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, lead us in prayer for the people and for peace in Ukraine. The Archeparchy includes four parishes in Maryland.

In other Ukraine news, Washington Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued a statement welcoming federal designation of temporary protected status (TPS) for Ukraine. This will allow Ukrainians to live and work in the U.S. during this unsafe period in their home nation.

Finally, please continue to pray for our legislators this week, using this prayer (English and Spanish). There are many hearings and bills of interest and concern to our faith and vulnerable Marylanders throughout the week.


Sign the petition against Md. abortion amendment


Last Friday, members of the Health and Government Operations Committee received nearly 15,000 emails in one day through our Catholic Advocacy Network. Sadly, the legislators voted generally along party lines to move the legislation forward, including a constitutional amendment on abortion. However, they told us they noticed!

Let's keep strong on advocating and supporting both women and their children:

Life After Roe: Debate in the States – Maryland, Jenny Kraska | EWTN News In Depth March 4, 2022

MCC executive director discusses life issues in Maryland on EWTN News Nightly


Jenny Kraska, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, was a guest on EWTN News Nightly on March 4 to discuss life issues, including the proposed constitutional amendment on abortion, plus efforts to support women during and after pregnancy.


Of Note


Down Syndrome Day is March 21

World Down Syndrome Day is dedicated to raising awareness and support.

A simple way for families and schools to join in is #LotsofSocks. Wear socks that will get noticed: mismatched, bright colors or in a crazy pattern, to raise awareness.

By the Numbers

Nearly 3,100 bills have been introduced this legislative session. The MCC has provided testimony on 168.

Catholic Sisters Week Starts Today

Celebrate the life and mission of Catholic sisters during Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-16. If you have sisters in your parish or school, say thank you!

And encourage women to consider the vocation of religious life.

Lenten Friday Fish Fries

The Archdiocese of Baltimore's Catholic Review has provided a handy round-up of parish fish fries for Lent. See you there!


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