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  • Marathon bombing remembered two years on

    BOSTON -- At memorial events throughout the week, Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston stood shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow citizens to memorialize and mark the two-year anniversary of the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Many churches rang their bells at 2:49 p.m., the time that the first of two bombs exploded on Boylston Street.

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Parents of slain child oppose the death penalty for Tsarnaev


The parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed at the marathon bombings two years ago, are asking that the death penalty be taken "off the table" for terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was found guilty of the bombings that killed three people and severely injured over two hundred others at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

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Parish leaders gather to promote evangelization


NEWTON -- The buzz-phrase "new evangelization" can be a difficult concept to put into parish practice. At this year's Co-Workers in the Vineyard Conference, parish leaders received helpful tips on how to reach out to the unchurched in their midst.

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Marathon bombing remembered two years on


BOSTON -- At memorial events throughout the week, Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston stood shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow citizens to memorialize and mark the two-year anniversary of the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Many churches rang their bells at 2:49 p.m., the time that the first of two bombs exploded on Boylston Street.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


I want to begin this week by noting that on Holy Thursday (4/2) Tom Shields, a great friend to the archdiocese and a personal friend of mine, passed to eternal life, joining his beloved wife Mary. ...We are very grateful for all that he meant to us and all the help that he provided, particularly for children in need of a good education.

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Jesuits honor Cardinal O'Malley at annual gala


Jesuits of the U.S. Northeast Province recently honored Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at their annual Jesuit Gala. About 900 people gathered for the annual dinner and fundraiser hosted at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on April 7.

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Ordination class of 2015: Deacon Sinisa Ubiparipovic


This week, The Pilot begins a series profiling each of the five men who will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on May 23. Trusting in God is something Deacon Sinisa Ubiparipovic learned to do as he discerned his call to the priesthood.

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Father Parrish named interim episcopal vicar and Secretary for Parish Life and Leadership


BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has announced the appointment of Father Bryan K. Parrish as interim episcopal vicar and Secretary for Parish Life and Leadership effective June 1, 2015. In this role, Father Parrish will oversee and work collaboratively with the Offices of Clergy Personnel and Ongoing Formation, Pastoral Outreach to Priests, Pastoral Planning, Vocations, Permanent Diaconate Formation and Life and Ministry, and the Clergy Funds.

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In Jesus, We Reveal the Face of Love: The Daughters of St. Paul


Ask any Daughter of St. Paul why she entered the community, and the answers will be as varied as the women you ask. At the heart of each response, however, will be an absolute dedication to evangelization, to bringing the hope of the Gospel to today's world with the fastest and most effective means possible, the means of communication.

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Armenian Catholics and Orthodox seek unity their martyrs enjoy


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While Catholic and Armenian Orthodox theologians continue discussions aimed at full unity, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, commemorated the already-achieved unity of Armenian Catholic and Orthodox martyrs in heaven.

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Sex abuse commission members meet cardinal over Chilean bishop


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Four lay members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met with one of Pope Francis' top cardinal advisers at the Vatican April 12 to voice their concerns about the appointment of a Chilean bishop, accused of covering up for an abusive priest.

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