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Media Advisory: USCCB to Celebrate Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29

June 2, 2021

 

WASHINGTON– Each year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) observes Religious Freedom Week. Beginning with the feast day of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, and including the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the week-long commemoration ends with the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. 

Cardinal Sean's message to priests on Hyde Amendment

CARDINAL'S  OFFICE

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May 27, 2021

Dear Monsignor/Father:

 

Allow me to ask for your assistance with a matter of the highest priority concerning the protection 

of unborn children. As Pope Francis has shared with us, every child is "a gift that changes the 

history of a family... and this child needs to be welcomed, loved and cared for".

 

For 45 years, annual passage of the "Hyde Amendment" in federal appropriations bills, by a 

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference and Chairman for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Condemn Recent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference and Chairman for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Condemn Recent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents

 

May 26, 2021

 

Given the new State of Massachusetts protocols that go into place on May 29, the following guidance is issued for the parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston

May 20, 2021 corona@rcab.org The following guidance is from the Pandemic Response Team: Given the new State of Massachusetts protocols that go into place on May 29, the following guidance is issued for the parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston General guidelines • As of May 29, 2021, vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks or socially distance in our parishes. • This statement applies to worship and other parish activities, but not to schools and not to the office space. Further guidelines will be issued for those two areas.

Supreme Court to review Mississippi abortion law that advocates see as a path to diminish Roe v. Wade

Washington Post

Supreme Court to review Mississippi abortion law that advocates see as a path to diminish Roe v. Wade

By Robert Barnes

May 17, 2021 at 9:47 a.m. EDT

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will review a restrictive Mississippi abortion law that opponents of the procedure say provides a clear path to diminish Roe v. Wade’s establishment of the right of women to choose an abortion.

 

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 recently, a series of mass shootings on March 16 in the Atlanta, Georgia, area resulted in the deaths of eight people, six of them Asian women.

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