Mass Catholic Conference


Mary with baby Jesus

The Church is ever mindful that Jesus Christ was himself a refugee,Mary with baby Jesusthat as a child he had to flee with his parents from his native land in order to escape persecution. In every age, therefore, the Church feels herself called to help refugees.” Pope John Paul II Refugee Center, Morong Philipines February 21, 1981.

Bishops Statements

Read the 2013 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Statement here.  (pdf)

Massachusetts Bishops Letter to Legislative Leaders on Human Trafficking Legislation (pdf)

Legislative Testimony

Testimony on House Bill 2985 “An act relative to safe driving” which removes the barrier for immigrants to apply for a drivers license – March 2016 (pdf)