Massachusetts Catholic Conference


The Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on the two bills (HB 3320 and SB 1209) on June 17, 2019 at 1 pm in Gardner Auditorium at the State House.

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) NEWS ALERT- Hearing Date Set

The Joint Committee on Public Health will hold a hearing on two bills ( HB 1926 and SB 1208) on June 25, 2019 at 11 A.M. in Gardner Auditorium at the State House.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

U.S. Bishops’ Vote in Favor of Moving Forward on Third-Party System for Reporting Abuse Allegations Against Bishops

June 13, 2019 

BALTIMORE—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have taken three separate votes that will lead to the establishment of a third-party reporting system designed to receive confidentially, by phone or online, reports of possible violations by bishops per Pope Francis’s Vos estis lux mundi.  

The bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of each of the elements necessary to establish a third-party reporting system yesterday. 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Activities Committee Applauds AMA’s Action Reaffirming Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

June 11, 2019

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted by a 2 to 1 margin to affirm its longstanding opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Following the vote, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued the following statement:

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Response to the CLS Spending Report on Statute of Limitations

“A report involving the legislative efforts of dioceses in the United States regarding statute of limitations is inaccurate and a misrepresentation with regards to the work of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference (MCC).

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Upcoming Parish Educational Seminars

NO on Abortion Expansion

A Human Rights Issue for All


Upcoming Parish Educational Seminars:

Monday, June 10 @ 6:00 pm – St Mary Parish Hall, 25 Avery Street, Dedham

Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:00 pm – St Peter Lower Church, 86 Court Street, Plymouth

Massachusetts Catholic Conference


Today, Senate Bill 1209 was referred from the Joint Committee on Public Health to the Joint Committee on Judiciary. Therefore, both ROE bills (HB 3320 and SB 1209) will be heard by the Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Bishops Speak Out Against Abortion Legislation

A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Legislature will consider passing into law two deeply troubling bills this legislative session. They are identical in text but differ slightly in their titles. The first, (HB 3320) is “An Act removing obstacles and expanding access to women’s reproductive health”. The second, (SB 1209) is “An Act to remove obstacles and expand abortion access”. Combined they share the same acronym – ROE.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Applauds House for Passing Legislation That Gives Permanent Legal Protection to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders

June 04, 2019

WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, applauds the House of Representatives for passing the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for qualifying Dreamers and TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders.