Pro Life Group


The Pro-Life Group helps to foster awareness about the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death. They organize many activities throughout the year to pray for an end to abortion, including the annual March for Life in DC and 40 Days for Life. They also raise money and collect baby items throughout the year to aid crisis pregnancy centers and recipients of the Adopt a family Christmas program.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I invite you to join me in a Novena (9 weeks of prayer) for the legal protection of human life, from August 3 through September 28.

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and the nomination of his successor have once again engendered debate in our society regarding the need for the legal protection of the right to life of unborn children. Each Friday during the Novena, we have the opportunity to pray and fast so that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. During this time, we must also look for opportunities to educate our family and friends about why this right—the right to life—is paramount.

As part of this initiative, participants may receive weekly prayer reminders by text message or email. In addition to the current invitation to fast on Fridays, participants will be encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for this protection of human life and will receive important facts about how Roe v. Wade is not health care, is bad law, and fails women.

Please encourage your friends to sign up at for this and the “Call to Prayer” initiatives. Additionally, please ensure you keep up with the Diocese on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where we will be sharing resources, reminders and inspirational messages related to this Novena.

With our voices raised to God, perhaps we will one day live in a country that protects the most vulnerable of people, the child in the womb, and that mothers would know of the support and help the Church is ready to offer whenever they face a challenging or unplanned pregnancy.

Know of my continued prayer for you and your families.

Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Bishop Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington




More Than 11,000 Proclaim “Life Is VERY Good!”

Thousands of teens from the Arlington Diocese and across the country gathered on January 18 and 19 at Life is VERY Good to prayerfully prepare for the March for Life.

See what it looks like when thousands of young people join together and proclaim that “Life Is VERY Good!”

“Everyone has the right to life, and it’s our duty to protect the right of life for those who are unborn to those who are near the end of their life,” said one teen. “That’s why we’re here.”

View Diocesan Coverage

Learn More About Life Is VERY Good

Helping Protect Life by participating in 40 Days for Life.


March for Life 2017


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