Here's an interesting article about how Cardinal Cushing and the Archdiocese of Boston assisted in the lifting of the contraception ban in Massachusetts in 1966. Truly sad. This reveals that something has not been quite right since the 1960s. Perhaps the Boston scandal of 2003-2004 was the fruition of the seeds planted in 1966.
An interesting (and sad) read...
"Legal Aid: The Last All-Out Ban on Contraceptives was Lifted with the Approval and Assistance of the Archdiocese of Boston"
by Seth Meehan