The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly begins on February 9th

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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.

SAVE THE DATE!

The First Connecticut March for Life

Spread the Word

Let our Connecticut legislators and governor know there are people in our state who value all human life.

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Start planning now to attend. Organize a bus from your parish.

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

June 15, 2021

Read Letter from Bishop Michael Cote

The Build Back Better Act failed to pass the U.S. Senate.

Connecticut’s Catholic Bishops wrote to our state’s two Senators supporting two important changes to the legislation. These recommendations will still apply should the legislation be reconsidered. 

1.  The Bishops stress the importance of removing restrictions in the bill that will negatively impact faith-based daycare and preschools. If the schools refuse to stop referencing faith in their facilities and establish totally secular standards they will not be able to receive the expanded federal funding. Parents wanting to take advantage of the funding will not be able to send their child to faith-based facilities, unless these centers become faithless.   

2.  The Bishops objected to the lack of the Hyde Amendment provisions in the Build Back Better Act. Federal taxpayer of abortion could be allowed under this act. 

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Connecticut Bishops Release Statement on use of COVID-19 Vaccines

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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 

Conference Releases Annual Connecticut Abortion Report

   The Conference’s  thirteenth annual abortion report “The State of Abortion in Connecticut” is now available.      The report examines current abortion trends in the state using the most current data available.  Additionally, it provides information on two special topics. The first is an examination of the current abortion laws in Connecticut in light of the current national debate concerning laws in other states, such as Texas and Mississippi.  The second is an update on the impact of the new state law, passed during the 2021 legislative session, aimed at the advertising of pro-life pregnancy care centers.

 Click here to view and print the report

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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