Who We Are and What We Do

The Maryland Catholic Conference advocates for the Church's public policy positions before the Maryland General Assembly and other civil officials. The Conference represents all three dioceses with territory in the state - the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington - and is directed by a Board of Governors that includes all of Maryland's bishops.

The Church in the Public Square

There are universal truths that are recognized by all people of good will and that are shared across all faiths and cultures. The most basic truth is the dignity of the human person. This truth is of such fundamental importance that it touches almost every aspect of public policy, from laws against murder and racial discrimination, to the right to food and shelter, to access to education and health care. The Church has a legal right and a moral obligation to defend these truths throughout our culture, including in the public policy arena.

How to Help

Become an informed and involved citizen and help bring Gospel values to the public square by joining the Catholic Advocacy Network, which will put you in direct, easy e-mail contact with your state and federal lawmakers.

“Politics is one of the highest forms of charity because it seeks the common good.” – Pope Francis