Archdiocese launches App for Life video on Mother’s Day
May 10, 2014  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

Pro-life App has saved more than 90 babies since January

More than 90 mothers have changed their minds and chosen life for their babies over abortion, thanks to a digital App for Life to offer resources, prayer and support to women and girls in crisis pregnancies.

As part of its ongoing efforts to celebrate life, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is expanding its outreach during the Mother’s Day weekend through an App for Life video on the power of prayer and support for mothers. The video will be launched parish-wide beginning at two parishes on Mother’s Day: St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church (12001 214th St., Hawaiian Gardens 90716) and St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church (1700 E. Covina Blvd., Covina 91724).

The video, available on YouTube, was designed for use in parishes and Catholic schools, religious education, and youth/young adult ministry.

“In a few months the App has become a tool of New Evangelization, transforming people through daily prayer into conscious, positive advocates for life,” said Kathleen Domingo, Life coordinator of the Archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace.

The App for Life video helps inspire people to join in prayer and support to women who are about to make a decision that will have a significant impact on their lives, said Domingo.

On January 22, Archbishop José H. Gomez joined health care leaders, mothers and babies to launch App for Life to expand the Catholic Church care and concern for unborn children and their mothers.

The Office of Life, Justice and Peace partnered with Options United, a Pasadena-based nonprofit, on the App available on smartphones and iPads by visiting It lists services such as free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and post-abortion healing. App users, including friends and relatives of expectant mothers, are also just a click away to send a call for prayers to support pregnant women and girls in their decisions.

The southern California region of the App includes 78 pregnancy centers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and neighboring dioceses that include the following counties: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial counties. People, pregnancy centers and pro-life resources nationwide are invited to register.

The App was prompted by national statistics reporting about 1.2 million abortions per year. (Source: Guttmacher Institute.) In Southern California, about 220 abortions happen daily.

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