Massachusetts Bishops Release Statement on the Death Penalty

Today the Massachusetts Bishops have released a statement on the death penalty.  You may read the statement here. 

Catholic School Advocates lobby at State House

Nearly 400 Catholic school supporters from all four Massachusetts dioceses traveled to the statehouse to lobby for greater access to state support. The Advocacy Day, organized by Parents Alliance for Catholic Education and held on March 11, afforded Catholic school students a civics lesson as well as the opportunity to advocate for themselves.

Pro-Life Mass to Honor Witnesses

Individuals who have shown heroic witness to the intrinsic value of each human life, will be honored at the annual Mass for Life, celebrated by Bishop McManus March 25 at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Cathedral.

The liturgy will celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, a feast day with special theological significance for the pro-life cause, since it celebrates the moment when God the Son assumed human nature in Mary’s womb. 

Cardinal Supportive of Congressional Efforts

Cardinal Sean has signed a letter urging Congress to rescind both the District of Columbia's Reproductive Health Discrimination Amendment Act and the Human Rights Amendment Act.  You can read the letter here.

Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes House Passage of ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, welcomed passage of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015” (H.R. 7) by the U.S. House of Representatives. “By passing this legislation, the House has taken a decisive step toward respect for unborn human life, reflecting the will of the American people,” he said. 


Thousands to Pray for End to Abortion at National Prayer Vigil for Life Marking 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON—Over 10,000 pilgrims, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Wednesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m., the eve of the annual March for Life. The vigil coincides with the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v.

Cardinal Sean's Statement on Bishop Coyne's Appointment

“We give thanks to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for having named the Most Rev.

A Christmas Message from Bishop Robert McManus

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


During this season of joy, our hearts are stirred by the beauty, depth and constancy of God's love for each one of us. Truly, God so loved the world that He sent His Son as our Savior (Jn 3: 16).

Cardinal's statement on events of recent weeks

In this Holy season of Advent the Church’s message is one of hope and peace.  It is a time for reflection, prayer and reaching out to those in need.  These themes – hope, peace and compassion – are urgently needed in our nation as we pray for the Brown and Garner families and all who have been impacted by the turmoil of recent weeks. 

Massachusetts Religious Leaders Joint Statement on Brutal Attacks at a Jerusalem Synagogue

"The senseless killing of people in any place must always be denounced, but that these brutal attacks in the synagogue in Jerusalem should have occurred against innocent, unarmed worshippers deserves only the strongest possible condemnation. Our prayers go out to those who were wounded and are fighting for their lives and to all those devastated by this attack, especially the families of those who were murdered today.