Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the USCCB Committee on Migration to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border on a ‘Mission for Migrants’

DATE:    March 26, 2014

TO:    News Media

FROM: USCCB Media Relations

Cardinal O’Malley Urges Congress to Support the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act


Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), urged support for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) when it comes before the U.S. House of Representatives. In a January 28 letter to the House, Cardinal O’Malley called the bill “one small step toward a society that promotes life and not death for unborn children and their mothers.”


U.S. Bishops File Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties

Brief highlights ‘potentially fatal fines’ confronting closely held businesses
Reiterates support for business owners challenging HHS mandate
Laws must protect individuals and families who seek to practice faith in daily life

Bishop Hennessey Named Auxilary Bishop for Merrimack Region


Cardinal Seán O’Malley announced today that he has appointed the Most Reverend Robert F. Hennessey as Auxiliary Bishop for the Merrimack Region  of the Archdiocese of Boston.  The appointment is effective March 9, 2014.   Bishop Hennessey currently serves as Auxiliary Bishop for the Central Region.




Cardinal O’Malley Encourages Catholics to Participate in Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage Surrounding Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Catholics can observe the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States by participating in nine days of prayer, penance and pilgrimage by attending local events and by joining a nationwide novena via email, text, app and other formats, said the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S.

Pope Names Boston Auxiliary Bishop Robert Deeley as Bishop of Portland, Maine

Pope Francis has appointed the Most Rev. Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, as the 12th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Physician Assisted Suicide Hearings: December 17, 2013

A hearing will be held on December 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM on a new version of the "Death with Dignity" legislation before the Joint Committee on Public Health

Archbishop Lori Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Hear Two Cases on HHS Mandate

Court to hear challenges from Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood
Court will decide whether family-owned companies can exercise religion
Individuals and families who own businesses seek to practice their faith in daily life

USCCB Launches Book Series on Pope Francis

Simple Wisdom Series Offer’s Pope’s advice on everything from gossip to not wasting food
Brief messages make for easy, daily reading
First books of Francis’ words since papal election in March

Citing World Migrant, Refugee Day Message from Pope Francis, USCCB Chairman Calls on House of Representatives to Begin Consideration of Immigration Reform Legislation

Pope Francis says people not to be part of throwaway culture
Archbishop Gomez urges House to move on path to citizenship for undocumented
Workplace exploitation violates human rights