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FALL RIVER - Bishop da Cunha statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Decision

In its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision announced today, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the unjust 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which effectively opened the door to abortion across the land....

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SPRINGFIELD - Bishop Byrne issues statement on Supreme Court ruling announcement

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Bishop William D. Byrne has issued the following statement following the June 24 Supreme Court ruling which has overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion..

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WORCESTER - Bishop McManus responds to Supreme Court Decision

While some people are looking at the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court as a victory for those who advocate for the life of both the mother and the child in the womb, we must also keep in mind that this decision is a legal recognition of states’ rights...

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Cardinal Seán O’Malley Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

For all of us who have spoken, written, worked, marched, and prayed to reverse Roe v. Wade, today’s Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is deeply significant and encouraging.....


USCCB Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

WASHINGTON - In response to the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.......

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Religious Freedom Week

Religious Freedom Week (the successor to the Fortnight for Freedom which was held from 2012 - 2017) will be celebrated in dioceses nationwide from June 22 to June 29


Supreme Court Rules That Maine Cannot Discriminate Against Religious Schools Because They Teach Religion

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the case of Carson v. Makin, which challenged a decision by the First Circuit to allow the State of Maine to exclude religious schools from a tuition assistance benefit on the basis that those schools include religion as part of their instruction.


U.S. Bishops’ Domestic Policy Chairman Commends Congressional Efforts to Address Gun Violence

WASHINGTON - Over the weekend, twenty senators announced a bipartisan proposal to address gun violence. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.......


Bishop Chairmen Plead for Peace as Attacks on Pro-Life Organizations Mount

WASHINGTON—In response to ongoing attacks on Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, ......



Say NO to Physician Assisted Suicide


The Massachusetts State Legislature is considering passing into law two deeply troubling bills this session which would legalize Physician Assisted Suicide.

The bills, House 2381 and Senate 1384, are identical in text and titled “An Act relative to end of life options”. “The Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts stand united in our strong opposition to Physician Assisted Suicide. It is an affront to life and a dangerous precedent for determining end of life issues. Physicians are trained to care for the ill, not to hasten death.”