Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Office for Human Life

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Created in the image and likeness of God from the very beginning of time, human life begins its journey on Earth from conception until natural death.

Who We Are & How We Serve

The Human Life office educates and inspires people throughout the diocese to be stewards of the gift of life that God has given us.

Through prayer, education, and pastoral care, we uphold and promote the consistent ethic of life from conception until natural death.

This ethic of life is the thread that unites all efforts to uphold the dignity of life at all stages of existence. 

Our Services

Services our office provides include:

  • Consultation and collaboration with parishes and pro-life groups

  • Training and education of youth and adults

  • Resource center for Church teachings on the sanctity of life issues

  • Referral for networking, counseling, planning, and program development

  • Ministerial assistance to lay and clerical faithful in the diocese

 

Looking For Help? 

Are you struggling with a pregnancy crisis?

Are you suffering from the aftermath of an abortion?

Are you experiencing suffering post-abortion?

News you need from the Office for Human Life:

The USCCB published a statement from Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge titled, Chairman’s Statement on Dobbs Anniversary.

Excerpt: On June 24, 2024, we celebrate the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, ending the tragic reign of Roe v. Wade.

To read the full article click below.

https://www.usccb.org/resources/24-chairman-statement-dobbs-anniversary.pdf

For more helpful information on this topic go directly to our Resources page under Abortion.

https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/offices/parish-life/office-for-human-life/resources

Upcoming Events around Cleveland of interest to the Office for Human Life

July 11, 2024 Laura Bartchak presents Responding to Human Trafficking

For more information click the link below

https://www.firstfridayclubcleveland.org/?p=2162

Have Questions? Contact the Office for Human Life

Mary von Carlowitz
216-696-6525 x2335

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