Mass Catholic Conference

Planning Office Gain Ownership of Our Lady’s Guild House

Archdiocese of Boston Shield

 Two non-profit Boston-based affordable housing developers, the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (the Planning Office) and Fenway Community Development Corporation (Fenway CDC), have purchased Our Lady’s Guild House (OLGH), in order to preserve the building as permanent affordable housing in the Fenway neighborhood. This acquisition was made possible by financing provided by the City of […]

Bishop McManus calls for Prayer Amid the War in Israel

Diocese of Worcester Shielf

Unjust violence against innocent people can never be a means to justice in the world. The unprovoked attack on Israeli citizens and the State of Israel by Hamas can only be judged and condemned as an immoral and barbaric act of aggression demanding a military response within moral limits in order that Israel defend itself. […]

USCCB Welcomes New Exhortation on the Environment


WASHINGTON – Today, Pope Francis released Laudate Deum, the follow-up to the Holy Father’s groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The new apostolic exhortation is addressed “to all people of good will on the climate crisis.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement from James L. Rogers, chief communications […]

Cardinal O’Malley Statement on Situation in Israel

Archdiocese of Boston Shield

The sad and tragic historical truth is that the people of the Middle East have long suffered the scars and burdens of war.  Even in this historical perspective, the massive military assault by Hamas on the State of Israel and its citizens stands as one of the worst moments in this long history.  This act of aggression […]

USCCB Statement on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has put out a proposed regulation that would require employers to accommodate employees who choose to get abortions, such as by giving them leave to obtain one. The proposal misinterprets the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which is a new law meant to help working mothers keep their job, […]

USCCB Respect Life Month Statement

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WASHINGTON – Since 1973, the Catholic Church in the United States has observed October as “Respect Life Month.” This year, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities invites Catholics to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Respect Life Month by embracing “radical solidarity” with […]