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Connecticut Catholic Bishops Issue Statement

 Urging Support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Legislation in Congress

Connecticut Bishops Statement on DACA 

 DACA Statement in Spanish*

 Letter to Congressional Delegation

(Letter to Senator Blumenthal shown – identical letters were sent to the remaining six members of Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation)

 * (Spanish translation provided by Arturo Iriarte, Office of Catholic Social Justice Ministry)


State/Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood in Connecticut

Fiscal Year 2015 – 2016

The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, the public policy and advocacy office of the Catholic Bishops in Connecticut, has compiled a detailed report on the funding received by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England’s (PPSNE) through the Connecticut state budget and direct federal grants. 

      Click here to read more.    


The 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly  adjourned on June 7 th


2017 Legislative Wrap-up

    The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned its 2017 regular session on June 7th, with plans for a special session as soon as a biennial budget is ready for approval. The state faces a possible $5.1 billion deficit over the next two fiscal years that must be resolved before a budget can be adopted.

Click here to read the legislative wrap-up.

Click here to read Conference’s legislative testimony.

Connecticut Catholic Bishops Release Statement Opposing Casino Gambling 

   “In light of the studies that have been done, and the negative consequences that can result in a society already burdened by so many social problems, we are strongly opposed to the expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut.”    

A Catholic Perspective on Expanded Gambling in Connecticut


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