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Massachusetts advocates: Assisted suicide disproportionately threatens the poor, disabled, minorities

Sep 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Legalized assisted suicide in Massachusetts would disproportionately impact the poor, disabled, and communities of color, said a group of physicians... Read more

Mayor Thomas Koch of Quincy, Massachusetts, speaks at the city's "Night 4 Life" rally on Thursday, June 17.

Massachusetts mayor challenges local pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Jun 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A Massachusetts mayor called out pro-abortion Catholic politicians last Thursday at a pro-life rally in Quincy.  Read more

St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Mass.

Former priest, a sex offender, killed Massachusetts altar boy in 1972, investigators conclude

May 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Massachusetts prosecutor announced Monday that a convicted sex offender who had been dismissed from the clerical state, and who... Read more

Massachusetts Capitol.

After adding major abortion expansions, Mass. lawmakers send budget bill to governor

Dec 8, 2020

Legislators have sent to the Massachusetts governor a $46.2 billion full-year budget plan that includes provisions to expand access to... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Catholic bishops push back on Massachusetts abortion expansion

Nov 18, 2020

Massachusetts bishops on Tuesday continued their push against proposed amendments expanding abortion in the state.  Read more

Massachusetts state capitol.

Massachusetts bishops decry push for abortion expansion

Nov 13, 2020

By Matt Hadro

An amendment adopted by the state house on Thursday allows for abortions in certain circumstances throughout pregnancy, a move the... Read more

St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Mass.

Deceased Massachusetts bishop accused of sexual abuse had roots in New York archdiocese

Aug 11, 2020

Archbishop-designate Mitchell Rozanski, who will take over the Archdiocese of St. Louis this month, oversaw an investigation into the late... Read more

Christopher Columbus, by Sebastiano del Piombo, 1519.

Worcester city council rejects move to take down Christopher Columbus statue

Jul 23, 2020

The statue of Christopher Columbus outside of Worcester's Union Station will remain, the city council decided Tuesday, citing the need... Read more

Wedding cake figures.

Massachusetts city recognizes polyamorous 'civil partnerships'

Jul 2, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, has broadened its definition of domestic partnership to give polyamorous relationships the same rights as... Read more

Disability group welcomes ruling against right to assisted suicide in Mass.

Jan 14, 2020

Second Thoughts Massachusetts, a disability rights group, has praised a recent ruling that there is not a right to assisted... Read more

Massachusetts Capitol.

Massachusetts bill would let minors obtain abortion without parental consent

Jan 4, 2020

In the latest move from Massachusetts state legislators to block abortion restrictions and expand access to the procedure, state Sen.... Read more

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, who signed H.140 into law April 8, 2019.

Mass. bans therapists from efforts to change minors' orientation or gender identity

Apr 11, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed into law Monday a broadly worded bill banning therapy for minors with same-sex attraction that... Read more

Family tree research.

Looking for family history? Boston archdiocese is digitizing Catholic records

Jan 12, 2017

If you've been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is making the search easier... Read more