Pro-Life: What the Church does for the already born

This week we begin a new feature to highlight the many services the Catholic Church provides in various areas for children, families and adults. This is because there is a tired and untrue refrain that to be pro-life means that you care about the baby before birth but not after birth.

Unfortunately, the day to day, life-saving and life-providing services that are provided day after day neither fits the untrue narrative and is not “glitzy”. And so many believe that Catholic Church does not care about providing services to the poor and needy.

The truth is that nothing could be further from the truth. The Catholic Church provides services that help millions each day, both in the United States and around the globe. Hopefully by providing this information it might, even if in a small way, paint the more accurate picture of care for all life, born and unborn, young and old, near and far.

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