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Catholic Advocacy Network

In-Pew Registration Drive

The Maryland Catholic Conference's Catholic Advocacy Network is an e-mail-based tool to educate Catholics on legislative and policy issues of concern to the Catholic Church. Organize an in-pew or online registration drive at your parish, or sign yourself up individually

The Maryland Catholic Advocacy Network provides a simple and quick way for you to communicate with your elected officials, which features: 

  • Email alerts on legislation 
  • Quick, easy-to-use, pre-drafted messages to send to your elected officials (as-is or modified to suit your style) 
  • Updated information on the issues 
  • News stories from around the country

Click here for instructions and materials for a parish drive. 

Haga clic aquí para obtener instrucciones y materiales para una campaña parroquial en español.


Materials on End of Life Issues

The Dignity of Work

A Statement from Maryland's Bishops

January 2014

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recognize January as Poverty Awareness Month. In a statement titled The Dignity of Work, Maryland’s Catholic bishops call attention to the needs of the poor and the backbone of Maryland's workforce - the low-wage earner and working families, and urge their fair treatment. The Bishops' Statement was released in both English and Spanish.

Noting that legislation calling for just compensation and a healthy work environment will be prevalent this legislative session, the bishops urge "lawmakers to support final measures that will treat Maryland's workers fairly while sustaining local businesses and the jobs they provide."


Support Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Maryland Bishops Call on Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Maryland's Catholic bishops call on Congress to pass immigration reform as soon as possible, recognizing that an appropriate balance of necessary border safeguards is required with consideration of the human needs of immigrants "who have come to our country seeking the same dream as our own ancestors," they wrote in a statement released in both English and Spanish on October 16, 2013 at the Annual Conference on Hispanic Ministry sponsored by the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington.