The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Activities Committee Applauds AMA’s Action Reaffirming Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

June 11, 2019

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted by a 2 to 1 margin to affirm its longstanding opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Following the vote, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued the following statement:

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Response to the CLS Spending Report on Statute of Limitations

“A report involving the legislative efforts of dioceses in the United States regarding statute of limitations is inaccurate and a misrepresentation with regards to the work of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference (MCC).

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Upcoming Parish Educational Seminars

NO on Abortion Expansion

A Human Rights Issue for All


Upcoming Parish Educational Seminars:

Monday, June 10 @ 6:00 pm – St Mary Parish Hall, 25 Avery Street, Dedham

Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:00 pm – St Peter Lower Church, 86 Court Street, Plymouth

Massachusetts Catholic Conference


Today, Senate Bill 1209 was referred from the Joint Committee on Public Health to the Joint Committee on Judiciary. Therefore, both ROE bills (HB 3320 and SB 1209) will be heard by the Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Bishops Speak Out Against Abortion Legislation

A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Legislature will consider passing into law two deeply troubling bills this legislative session. They are identical in text but differ slightly in their titles. The first, (HB 3320) is “An Act removing obstacles and expanding access to women’s reproductive health”. The second, (SB 1209) is “An Act to remove obstacles and expand abortion access”. Combined they share the same acronym – ROE.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Applauds House for Passing Legislation That Gives Permanent Legal Protection to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders

June 04, 2019

WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, applauds the House of Representatives for passing the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for qualifying Dreamers and TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. 

Archdiocese of Boston Crest

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley Statement

Thursday, May 9, 2019

 "Following the international summit in Rome this past February, Pope Francis pledged “concrete measures” to respond to the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Church. Vos estis lux mundi is one means of fulfilling that pledge, establishing specific mandatory protocols and reporting systems for matters concerning such abuse. 


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

U.S. Bishops to Meet June 11-14 in Baltimore; Assembly to be Live Streamed, Carried Via Satellite

May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14.  

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio Ordering Worldwide Response to the Evil of Sexual Abuse

May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio earlier today. The Motu Proprio, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”), is a worldwide order to the Church from the Pope, in response to the evil of sexual abuse. The new law comes after a meeting in Rome that brought together all episcopal conference presidents from across the globe to discuss the Church sex abuse crisis.