Massachusetts Bishops release statement in support of earned sick time

The Massachusetts Bishops issued a statement today in support of Ballot Question 4, which would mandate earned sick time for most Massachusetts workers.  If passed, Massachusetts would be the third state to mandate earned sick time.  You can read the statement here. 

USCCB Chairmen Express Grave Disappointment Toward Supreme Court’s Action


The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, and the chairman of the USCCB’s Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, expressed serious disappointment at the October 6 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider current cases that strike down laws upholding marriage as between one man and one woman.


Bishops Release Statement on Casino Gambling

Today the Massachusetts Bishops released a statement in support of Ballot Question 3, which would repeal casino gaming in the Commonwealth and which will appear on the ballot in November.  You can read that statement here. 

USCCB Chairmen Respond to ‘Unprecedented and Extreme’ Executive Order

July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON–The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with great concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination and to forbid “gender identity” discrimination in the employment of federal employees. The problems the bishops identify in the order relate both to the flaws in its core prohibitions, and to its lack of religious freedom protection.

Pope Names Bishop Edgar Da Cunha, S.D.V., Auxiliary Bishop Of Newark, As Bishop Of Fall River, Massachusetts

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Edgar da Cunha, S.D.V., of Newark, 60, as Bishop of Fall River, Massachusetts, and accepted the resignation of Bishop George Coleman, 75, from pastoral governance of that diocese. 

The appointment was publicized in Washington, July 3 by Msgr.