Boston Pilot: Doctor-prescribed suicide back on Beacon Hill

11/6/2015, By Brian Fraga, Pilot Correspondent

It was just three years ago that Massachusetts voters narrowly defeated a ballot question that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide in the Bay State. "The vote was close, but the people did speak. The wishes of the majority of voters should continue to be respected by the Legislature," said James F. Driscoll, the executive director of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference.  For rest of article see Here



New Boston Post Article: Catholics organize to oppose assisted suicide measure

By Kara Bettis | November 3, 2015, 14:33 EST

BOSTON – After Massachusetts voters in 2012 rejected a measure (51 percent to 49 percent) that would have legalized doctor-prescribed suicide, the Archdiocese of Boston decided to ramp up efforts to promote compassionate end-of-life care as an alternative to suicide. In March 2015, the Initiative on Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning was born.

Echoes: The Justice Reinvestment Act

The Justice Reinvestment Act

Debbie Rambo

Diocese of Worcester - CCHD to award 32 grants for local efforts to fight poverty

$13,900 being awarded in local efforts to fight poverty

32 programs demonstrate faith in action
October 20, 2015, Worcester, MA -- Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, will distribute 32 local grants totaling $13,900 today, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the Annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  For rest of the story please see here.

Cardinal O'Malley laments California’s legalization of assisted suicide

 Catholic World News - October 07, 2015

The chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops lamented the legalization of assisted suicide of California.

September 30, 2015 - Mount Alvernia Academy Named Blue Ribbon School

Mount Alvernia Academy is one of five schools named in Massachusetts 

Only Private School in Northeast Named to List

Bishop McManus: Pope's zeal a wonderful example

Catholic Free Press

By Tanya Connor