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The General Assembly will Reconvene in February 2020

Watch this website as issues unfold for the 2020 Session. 

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Thank You for Helping Us Stop the Passage of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Our State

   The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference is pleased to report that the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health Committee has decided not to vote on HB 5898 (the physician-assisted suicide bill) this 2019 legislative session, and that there is little hope that it will return next year.

     Thanks to your helpful voices and the dedication of groups rallied together in opposition, all of these efforts convinced Connecticut’s legislators to reject physician-assisted suicide as a healthcare option in our state for the fifth time.

     The Conference will proudly continue to promote a culture of life and support for the sick, the disabled, and the elderly.  

     We thank you for your support!  We could not have accomplished this without all of you.

FAITH COMMUNITIES –  CALL TO ACTION AGAINST LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN CONNECTICUT

  The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference is uniting with the CT State Missionary Baptist Convention and the CT Chapter of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference to speak out against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. We exhort our Catholic parishes throughout Connecticut to join with these urban faith communities to make this initiative successful.

Schedule for Week of Call To Action: 

      – Weekend of May 4th and 5th information is made available to parishioners in the bulletin or bulletin inserts. Pastors would also announce the effort of these three faith communities to oppose this legislation. 

      – May 6th thru May 8th parishioners will call the main phone numbers of the Democratic and Republican House and Senate Offices expressing opposition to the legislation. 

     Parishes: Click here for parish information on the week of Call To Action. Please be sure to have your parish help us make this interdenominational effort a success.

Click here for additional information on the issue of legalization of recreational marijuana. 

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