Mass Catholic Conference

SPRINGFIELD – Bishop Byrne issues statement on Supreme Court ruling announcement

Biship Byrne

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Bishop William D. Byrne has issued the following statement following the June 24 Supreme Court ruling which has overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion: “I affirm today’s Supreme Court decision, upholding each state’s right to defend life. Here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts we still have much work to […]

FALL RIVER – Bishop da Cunha statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

Bishop DaCuhna

In its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision announced today, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the unjust 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which effectively opened the door to abortion across the land; today’s decision returns to individual states the opportunity to restrict or prohibit abortion, thereby protecting the lives of preborn children. […]

WORCESTER – Bishop McManus responds to Supreme Court Decision

Bishop McManus

While some people are looking at the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court as a victory for those who advocate for the life of both the mother and the child in the womb, we must also keep in mind that this decision is a legal recognition of states’ rights. The abortion debate formally moves to […]

Cardinal Seán O’Malley Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

Cardinal O'Malley

For all of us who have spoken, written, worked, marched, and prayed to reverse Roe v. Wade, today’s Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is deeply significant and encouraging. This decision will create the possibility of protecting human life from conception; it calls us to recognize the unique burden faced by women in pregnancy; […]