Faith Groups Say the Build Back Better Act Would Exclude Faith-Based Child Care and Pre-Kindergarten Providers

December 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – Two bishop chairmen on behalf of their committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have cosigned a coalition letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) with other faith groups raising urgent concerns that the Build Back Better Act’s (BBBA) child care and universal pre-kindergarten programs would exclude faith-based providers.

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Legalizing assisted suicide would send a devastating message

Too many people already believe killing themselves is a reasonable solution to their most painful problems.

By Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist,

Members of the Massachusetts Medical Society debated a resolution in 2017 that dropped the group's official opposition to medical aid in dying.JESSICA RINALDI

SPANISH: 2021 Respect for Life Month Statement

Declaración del Mes Respetemos la Vida Del 2021

Reverendísimo Joseph F. Naumann
Presidente del Comité de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB

27 septiembre de 2021

El mes de octubre trae consigo la observancia anual del Mes Respetemos la Vida. Este año se enmarca dentro del Año de San José declarado por el Papa Francisco, y por ese motivo la celebración resalta el ejemplo de ese gran Santo.



Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann
Chairman, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities

September 27, 2021

The month of October brings with it our annual observance of Respect Life Month. As part of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis, this year’s celebration highlights the example of that great saint.

As the faithful protector of both Jesus and Mary, we find in St. Joseph a profound reminder of our own call to welcome, safeguard, and defend God’s precious gift of human life.

Cardinal O'Malley on 9/11 Attacks: "We Commit to Never Forget"

Below is a statement from Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley on the 20th anniversary of September 11th attacks.


Archdiocese of Boston Update to COVID Protocols August 26, 2021

What follows is an update to the Archdiocesan protocols with regard to COVID safety measures. It is to be seen as a complement to the Catholic Schools Office directives issued on August 25, 2021. These measures take effect on the weekend of Labor Day (September 4 and 5).

The Archdiocese of Boston will remain closely in touch with Governor Baker’s office, and will adjust these protocols, if necessary, in response to any change in the State mandates.

Regarding Safety Precautions at Masses