Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on Abortion Funding in American Rescue Plan

March 5, 2021

WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement on abortion funding in the American Rescue Plan.

Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows:

“Our nation needs to heal, come together, and help one another. The American Rescue Plan is an important step in the right direction. It should provide much needed assistance for American families and businesses hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.


U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON– On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recently approved for use in the United States. 


MCC Statement on Climate Change

January 27, 2021

Within the next few days the Massachusetts legislature is expected to enact a sweeping climate change bill that closely mirrors the bill that gained approval in both branches at the end of the last legislative session. 1 That bill, “An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy”, sets forth several new standards directly addressing the climate crisis in Massachusetts. It would also serve as a legislative framework for jurisdictions beyond our borders because it is widely accepted that climate change is a global crisis.


Cardinal O'Malley Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris


Good afternoon,

Following is the Cardinal's statement on the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris.

Thank you.



Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America

Most Reverend José H. Gomez

Archbishop of Los Angeles,

President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


January 20, 2021

My prayers are with our new President and his family today.



U.S. Bishops’ President Condemns Violent Protests and Prays for Safety as Chaos Threatens U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON —Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement in response to today’s violence in the United States Capitol:

“I join people of good will in condemning the violence today at the United States Capitol. This is not who we are as Americans. I am praying for members of Congress and Capitol staff and for the police and all those working to restore order and public safety.