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A crucifix that was vandalized at Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Oct. 25, 2023, has since been repaired.

Massachusetts man arrested in assault and vandalism incident at Boston cathedral

Oct 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Boston police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a woman and defacing a crucifix outside the Cathedral of the... Read more

Police identified two 12-year-olds in connection with the vandalism and fire Oct. 6, 2023, at a local Catholic church in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Two 12-year-olds identified as vandals in Massachusetts church fire

Oct 10, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The two juveniles, a boy and a girl, will not face any charges at this time, police said.  Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley briefs reporters during a Vatican abuse summit.

Boston Archdiocese opposes bill eliminating time limits for child sex abuse claims

Oct 5, 2023

By Matt McDonald

The current bill being considered by the Legislature would eliminate the time limit and allow lawsuits at any time against... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives outside Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021.

Theodore McCarrick: ‘I have trouble with words’

The former cardinal’s eloquence made him a force in the Catholic Church. Now, his loss for words appears to have... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick outside the Dedham District Court on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.

UPDATE: McCarrick’s alleged victim ‘left with nothing’ after ex-prelate ruled incompetent to face trial

Aug 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial on criminal sexual abuse charges in Massachusetts, a state district... Read more

Michael and Catherine Burke of Southampton, Massachusetts, were denied approval to become foster parents and are suing the state on the grounds that they were discriminated against because of their Catholic faith and beliefs.

Massachusetts wrongly rejected Catholic foster parent applicants, lawsuit charges

Aug 9, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The lawsuit contends that a couple was denied approval to become foster parents because they hold to Catholic teaching on... Read more

A mother and her baby who were served by one of Pregnancy Care Alliance's member centers.

Massachusetts pregnancy centers form alliance in face of campaign against them

Jul 21, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The Pregnancy Care Alliance was created in April in part as a response to attacks on pro-life clinics and political... Read more


Massachusetts panel says child abuse laws should protect transgender kids from parents

May 22, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A state agency is asking for a review of child abuse laws to ensure they apply to parents who won’t... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives outside Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment on Sept. 3, 2021.

Ex-cardinal McCarrick asks for dismissal of sex abuse case against him, citing dementia

Feb 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, 92, filed a motion in a Massachusetts court claiming he is “legally incompetent” to stand trial. Read more

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Massachusetts Democrat official faces backlash for comments about disabled children, abortion

Feb 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Michael Hugo, chairman for the Framingham Democratic Committee, said he feared disabled children place an undue burden on local taxpayers... Read more

Deacon Ebrahim Lallo, a Syriac Catholic Deacon from the town of Bartella, Iraq, painted the icon “Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians,” which will be in the shrine in Clinton, Massachusetts.

A Marian shrine for persecuted Christians to open in Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The installation at St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish in the Diocese of Worcester will be followed by... Read more


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