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We are a unified Catholic voice that can clearly enunciate the Church’s values in relationship to public policy issues to the faithful and  to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. Click here for a video by our Executive Director on the role of the CT Catholic Conference.

The budget debates are still going on in Congress and Democrats are still pushing for the elimination of the Hyde Amendment in any budget bills.  This action will reverse a restriction on federal tax dollars being used to fund abortions that has existed since the 1970’s.

On Thursday, July 29th, for the first time in 45 years, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to provide taxpayer funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients. The bill has not passed the Senate. Every Democrat present in the House voted to kill the Hyde amendment. Since 1976, every appropriations bill that passed the House included the Hyde amendment, which bars federal funding of abortion except in rare circumstances. Please contact your  U.S. Senators and your Representative to encourage them to support the inclusion of the Hyde Amendment in all budget legislation

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Norwich Catholic Diocese files for bankruptcy protection due to sexual abuse lawsuits

June 15, 2021

Read Letter from Bishop Michael Cote

The Connecticut General Assembly 2021 Session has ended

   To view legislation from the 2021 session visit the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Website

Connecticut Bishops Release Statement on use of COVID-19 Vaccines

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Moral Considerations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Should Catholics receive Covid-19 vaccines connected to aborted fetal cells? 

 The answer to the above question was provided to Connecticut Catholics in a statement from the state’s Catholic Bishops on March 4, 2021, as potential vaccines began to be distributed. A time when people would spend days trying to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccination shot. This statement was in line with similar guidance from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican. The simple answer is “yes”. However, the Church still calls upon scientists to make every effort to create vaccines that do not use aborted cell lines.   Read More 

Catholic Teaching on Racism in Our Country

The issue of racism is prominent in the current discourse about our nation and the call for equality and respect. On November 14, 2018, long before the current social crisis, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops realized a pastoral letter on racism.

We encourage you to read Open Wide Our Hearts -the enduring call to love

The Transgender Movement and its Harm to Youth 

As the acceptance of the self-identification by individuals of their gender identity grows in our society, one group that may suffer irreputable harm are young children. The medical drugs and procedures used in changing a young person, who has not completed the puberty stage of their lives, can cause permanent mental and physical be harm. No matter how you feel on the transgender issue, please read this eye opening article recently published in Commentary magazine. The article was authored by Paul McHugh, University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame.  Read Article

The Divine Cancel Culture – By his death and resurrection, Christ has purchased our redemption and freed us from our sins

By Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori 4/1/2021

Please read this enlightening article where Archbishop Lori of Baltimore (prior Bishop of the Bridgeport Diocese) compares the current “Cancel Culture” movement to what he calls the “Divine Cancel Culture” movement of Jesus Christ. The differences in the values of each are startling .

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Connecticut Catholic Bishops Release Pastoral Letter entitled “Respect Life Month” 2020 and the 25th Anniversary of “The Gospel of Life”

November 20th, 2020|

  Connecticut Catholic Bishops Release Pastoral Letter entitled “Respect Life Month” 2020 and the 25th Anniversary of “The Gospel of Life” October 18, 2020       The Bishops’ letter addresses the important role Catholic teaching places on the value of [...]

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