Pro-Life Ministry During COVID-19

During this crisis we are seeing Cardinal Seán’s call to take care of each other answered in many inspiring ways by those working for the ministries of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Below is a testimony from Marianne Luthin, Director of the Archdiocese’s Pro-Life Office, that highlights the ongoing work being done at three Pregnancy Help centers serving more than 100 pregnant and parenting women each month.

“He’s absolutely perfect. I wanted to thank you again. When we met, I was really certain I wanted to terminate the pregnancy. If it wasn’t for you and Pregnancy Help, I probably wouldn’t have my son.”

Recently, one of our nurses received a text with a picture of a beautiful newborn baby boy and the words above. A particularly important COVID-era response of the Pregnancy Help ministry is their ongoing support to mothers who have recently given birth, Staff continue to be an indispensable lifeline to new mothers who are often alone and trying to learn how to take care of a baby in the midst of such difficult times.

Throughout the COVID-19 shut-down, the nurses and caseworkers at our three Pregnancy Help centers continue to be available by phone, text, and limited (safe protocol) appointments. Their presence, guidance, and support are more important than ever with the uncertainties of this pandemic posing additional challenges to women facing unexpected pregnancies.

COVID-19 has changed so many things, but it has not changed the importance of promoting and building a culture of life.

Marianne Luthin, Director of the Archdiocese of Boston Pro-Life Office