MCC Statement on Climate Change

January 27, 2021

Within the next few days the Massachusetts legislature is expected to enact a sweeping climate change bill that closely mirrors the bill that gained approval in both branches at the end of the last legislative session. 1 That bill, “An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy”, sets forth several new standards directly addressing the climate crisis in Massachusetts. It would also serve as a legislative framework for jurisdictions beyond our borders because it is widely accepted that climate change is a global crisis.


Cardinal O'Malley Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris


Good afternoon,

Following is the Cardinal's statement on the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris.

Thank you.



Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America

Most Reverend José H. Gomez

Archbishop of Los Angeles,

President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


January 20, 2021

My prayers are with our new President and his family today.



U.S. Bishops’ President Condemns Violent Protests and Prays for Safety as Chaos Threatens U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON —Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement in response to today’s violence in the United States Capitol:

“I join people of good will in condemning the violence today at the United States Capitol. This is not who we are as Americans. I am praying for members of Congress and Capitol staff and for the police and all those working to restore order and public safety.

Bishop Byrne

Welcome Bishop William D. Byrne

BORN: On Sept. 26, 1964

Roman Catholic Bishops Statement on Abortion Expansion

The unborn child is a human life that must be protected. That precious child has no voice to protect itself from the evils of abortion. The Catholic Church recognizes that it has a primary moral responsibility to speak for the most vulnerable among us - the unborn. That responsibility is at the center of the Catholic moral vision. Because of its centrality, the Church must oppose the directly intended taking of human life through abortion at any stage of pregnancy. It is a serious moral wrong and directly undercuts our unyielding goal to promote the common good throughout a civil society.

• DeLeo To Resign Tuesday Evening; New Speaker To Be Chosen Wednesday

DeLeo To Resign Tuesday Evening; New Speaker To Be Chosen Wednesday