Mass Catholic Conference

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman on Supreme Court’s Climate Ruling


WASHINGTON – On June 30,the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-3 decision in a case that limits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its power to regulate greenhouse gases. In response to the Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference […]

Urge the U.S. Department of Education to Respect Life and Liberty in Title IX


Title IX is a law that prohibits sex discrimination in public schools and many private schools, from kindergarten to the university level. The U.S. Department of Education has proposed a new regulation that would revise the concept of “discrimination on the basis of sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” This would require schools […]

USCCB Alert Reminder: Stop the (Dis)”Respect for Marriage Act”!


Stop the (Dis)”Respect for Marriage Act”! In response to the life-saving overturning of Roe v. Wade, Congress – instead of stepping up to assist women and children in need – is moving furiously to lock in other anti-family priorities. The “Respect for Marriage Act,” for example, would prevent states from restoring the authentic understanding of […]

Cardinal Seán O’Malley Joins the Ribbon Cutting of Cote Village in Mattapan

Cardinal Seán O’Malley was joined Tuesday, June 28th by Bill Grogan, President of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA), and Donald Alexis, President of Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD), to celebrate the opening of Cote Village, a transit-oriented development that has created 76 new mixed-income residences, as well as new commercial and community spaces, […]

Cardinal Decries Racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Mass

BOSTON — In a show of solidarity with Asian American communities in the wake of increasing racism, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley celebrated Mass on May 3 in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Racism and violence against Asians in the United States has increased since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. More […]

Bishop McManus’ Address to the Class of 2022-St. Thomas Aquinas College

Bishop McManus

My dear brother priests, President McLean, President-Elect O’Reilly, faculty, staff, students, members of the graduating Class of 2022, family members and friends, and all my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. I am deeply honored to have been asked to deliver the Commencement Address for this first graduating class of Thomas Aquinas College at its […]

Statement of USCCB on Shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods


May 16, 2022 WASHINGTON – In response to the shootings in Buffalo, NY and Laguna Woods, CA over the weekend, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offered the following statement from its spokesperson, Chieko Noguchi, director of public affairs. “The U.S. bishops join with others throughout the country in offering prayers for the support […]

Cardinal Sean P. O’MALLEY Statement on Haiti

On September 6, I was able to visit Haiti to meet with Cardinal Langlois of Les Cayes, to survey the challenges now confronting the Haitian people and to express the solidarity of the Archdiocese, home to one of the largest Haitian communities in the United States, with the Church and the nation of Haiti. I […]

Pope, Vatican back U.N. appeal for Easter truce in Ukraine

Pope, Vatican back U.N. appeal for Easter truce in Ukraine Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service WORLD THURSDAY 21ST OF APRIL 2022 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and the Vatican are urging world leaders to listen to the people’s cry for peace, and they have backed an appeal by the head of the United Nations […]