Connecticut Catholic Conference Files Freedom of Information Complaint Against the State Department of Public Health for Abortion Numbers

The Connecticut Catholic Conference (CCC), the educational 501c(3) branch of the CT Catholic Public Affairs Conference, has filed a Freedom of Information complaint against the State Department of Public Health (DPH) for failing to provide the CCC with its annual statistical abortion report. The DPH compiles not only the number of abortions performed in the state, but also the age of the woman, the gestation period, the state the woman is a resident of, the type of abortion, etc.. The medical provider of the abortion must complete a one page report and submit it to the DPH every time an abortion is performed.

 Since 2009, the CCC has used this information to publish an annual report titled The State of Abortion in Connecticut. The DPH has always provided its statistical report to the CCC without any issues. However, this year the DPH failed to respond to repeated requests for this basic information. Due to the lack of a response, the CCC has delayed the publication of its 2022 report. A sample of the annual CCC report can be found here. The data in the report is for the previous calendar year. A hearing date has not yet been set by the Freedom of Information Commission for the complaint.


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Catholics Discriminated Against in Greenwich School System

       A video has surfaced that reveals some very disturbing hiring practices followed by an assistant principal in the Greenwich School System. The assistant principal attempts to hire teachers that he believes are liberal in their political leanings and uses age and religious affiliation to weed out conservatives. In this video he clearly states that he does not hire any teacher if he is aware that they are Catholic. He worries that they may be too conservative for the school environment he is trying to build. He also prefers hiring people under 30 years of age because he believes they will be more progressive. Older people tend to be more conservative.

     The following statement has been released by the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Connecticut, in response to the religious discrimination practiced by this assistant principal.

 Statement by CT Catholic Public Affairs Conference

Watch a video of the Conference’s Executive Director, Christopher Healy, responding to this revelation.


 Statement by the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference Concerning U.S. Supreme Court Decision “Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization”

Today, with the U.S. Supreme Court reversing the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision on the right to abortion, we enter a new era of opportunity and responsibility to safeguard life and protect the most innocent among us. We welcome this historic reversal, which affirms the right to life of an unborn child and we pledge to do all that is possible to support pregnant women who face serious challenges.

Read the full Statement on Supreme Court Roe v Wade Decision

First Ever CT March for Life a Great Success!!

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and watch for the announcement of the 2023 date.

Joint Statement Concerning
Violence Against Pro-Life Organizations Due to Pending Supreme Court Decision Concerning Roe v. Wade

The Connecticut Catholic Conference joined with other organizations to issue a joint statement on concerns about the growing violence against pro-life organizations across the country. They encourage public officials to speak out and condemn these actions before they happen in Connecticut. 

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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

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 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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