Massachusetts Catholic Conference releases statement in response to DOMA ruling


Statement of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Cardinal O'Malley urges Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Cardinal Sean O'Malley this week urged Congress in a letter to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban late-term abortions after unborn children are able to feel pain. 

You can read the letter here. 

Cardinal O'Malley: New Vermont assisted suicide law reveals slippery slope

Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an “alarming trend nationwide” after Vermont legalized physician-assisted suicide, May 20. He called for “all people of good will to fight the future passage of such laws.”

US Groups Form Third Largest Going to World Youth Day in Rio

Only Brazil, Argentina have larger registration numbers
Trip marks Pope Francis’ first international apostolic visit
Several U.S. bishops to participate in youth event

Cardinal O'Malley: Gosnell convictions draw attention to tragedy of abortion

The chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for reflection, greater respect for human life and healing in the wake of the May 13 convictions of Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia.

Cardinal O'Malley: Human cloning insconsistent with human dignity

Human cloning for any purpose is inconsistent with the moral responsibility to “treat each member of the human family as a unique gift of God, as a person with his or her own inherent dignity,” said the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Cardinal Sean's Statement on Boston College Commencement

Because the Gospel of Life is the centerpiece of the Church’s social doctrine and because we consider abortion a crime against humanity, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have asked that Catholic institutions not honor government officials or politicians who promote abortion with their laws and policies.


USCCB Committee Chair Decries Marriage Redefinition in Rhode Island

Every child deserves a married mother and father

Cardinal Dolan Calls for Prayer Following Marathon Bombings

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, April 15.

The tragic end to the Boston Marathon April 15 reminds us all that evil exists and that life is fragile.

The deaths and injuries of people gathered for the celebration on Patriots Day in Boston calls on all of us to pray for the souls of those killed the healing of those injured and the restoration of peace for all of us unsettled by the bombings at a world renowned sporting event.

Cardinal Sean's Statement on the Marathon Bombings

The Archdiocese of Boston joins all people of good will in expressing deep sorrow following the senseless acts of violence perpetrated at the Boston Marathon today.  Our prayers and concern are with so many who experienced the trauma of these acts, most especially the loved ones of those who lives were lost and those who were injured, and the injured themselves.