October 17, 2013 - Statement of the Cardinal on legislative breakfast
"This morning I had the opportunity to visit with members of the Massachusetts Legislature, to share information about how the work of the Church can be helpful for the legislators and their constituents. Leaders of our Catholic schools and Catholic Charities discussed their programs and services in these areas which are essential ministries of the Church. The Archdiocese has a broad presence in 144 cities and towns through 288 parishes and seeks to contribute to the well being of those communities. It is my hope that today's dialogue will strengthen the Church's collaborative relationship with the citizens of the Commonwealth."