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WHO WE ARE

The Conference includes the bishops of Archdiocese of Hartford, Diocese of Bridgeport, Diocese of Norwich, Ukrainian Diocese of Stamford.

WHAT WE DO

We are a unified Catholic voice that can clearly enunciate the Church’s values 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.

WHERE WE WORK

The Connecticut Catholic Conference is the public policy and advocacy office of the Catholic Bishops in the State of Connecticut.

Connecticut General Assembly 2021 Session

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Students leave All Saints Catholic School Wednesday, December, 16, 2020, in Norwalk, Conn Photo: Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media

Connecticut Catholic Schools Meet the Challenge of COVID    

Throughout these challenging months, Connecticut Catholic Schools have stood out for their professionalism and effectiveness in providing a rigorous and challenging education opportunity for thousands of young people.
It is through the hard work and dedication of teachers, parents, students, administrators, church personnel and school supporters who have made this experience rewarding.
We are grateful for their vision and ability to handle any challenge to ensure the education of our students comes first.

Read this article from CTinsider entitled

‘Something’s Working;’ CT diocese avoids school shutdowns as Covid-19 cases climb 

Connecticut Catholic Conference Releases Statement on Current Congressional Efforts to Eliminate the Hyde Amendment

December 8, 2020

This statement is in response to Congressional efforts, lead by Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) and other pro-abortion advocates to eliminate the Hyde amendment. Over the last 44 years, this amendment has prevented federal funds from being used to provide abortions.

Click here to read the statement

Listen to Executive Director Chris Healy discuss the the elimination of the Hyde Amendment on the Lee Elci show on 94.9 FM.                       

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 human life in all aspects of our society. It is a call to value life and turn away from the violent aspects of our society that threaten it on a daily basis.

Click here to read the letter

   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.

 U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Cases Impacting Religious Freedom

  The United States Supreme Court ruled on two cases in July that will directly impact religious freedom nationwide. The two cases, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, are clearly beneficial to religious organizations. Click here to read more

Funding of Abortions Through the Federal CARES Act Questioned   

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The Connecticut Catholic Conference is the public policy office of the Catholic Church in Connecticut. The Conference is the vehicle for speaking with a united voice and for acting with joint effort and resources in promoting the good of the Church and its members, as well as the common good of all the citizens of the State.

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