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  • Nine ordained to the priesthood

    SOUTH END -- Friends, family, and clergy joined Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston as he ordained nine men to the priesthood, May 21. The cardinal welcomed Fathers Christopher Woongjin Bae, Matthew John Conley, Patrick Joseph Fiorillo, J. Thomas Gignac, Stephen Robert LeBlanc, Huan Dinh Ngo, Thomas Olson, Kevin Staley-Joyce, and Thomas Robert Sullivan to their new vocation.

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Scout Mass at the Cathedral


SOUTH END -- Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from across the Archdiocese of Boston came together to celebrate their accomplishments at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, May 22, during a Mass celebrated by Father Matt Williams, director of Faith Formation for the archdiocese.

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Nine ordained to the priesthood


SOUTH END -- Friends, family, and clergy joined Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston as he ordained nine men to the priesthood, May 21. The cardinal welcomed Fathers Christopher Woongjin Bae, Matthew John Conley, Patrick Joseph Fiorillo, J. Thomas Gignac, Stephen Robert LeBlanc, Huan Dinh Ngo, Thomas Olson, Kevin Staley-Joyce, and Thomas Robert Sullivan to their new vocation.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Friday (5/13), I celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, where I received an honorary degree in Theology. Steubenville, of course, is making a very unique contribution to the life of the Church. It has been a great source of vocations and training for Church leadership. Something like 70 to 80 percent of the students there are in studies related to theology or evangelization. Wherever you go in the country, you find young people teaching Catholic schools, or running RCIA, youth ministry, and campus ministry programs, who have been trained at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Seminars aim to clarify new annulment process


BRAINTREE -- To help clergy, pastoral staff, and laypeople understand the changes Pope Francis' 2015 motu proprio, "Miti Iudex Dominus Iesus," made to the annulment process the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Boston, headed by Judicial Vicar Father Mark O'Connell, has been holding seminars explaining the process across the archdiocese.

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Boston University awards Medeiros Scholarships to local students


BOSTON -- Twelve graduating Catholic high school students received Boston University's Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship, during a May 17 ceremony held at the university. Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley and Boston University provost Jean Morrison presented the students with the scholarships, which combined are valued at nearly $2.3 million.

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Episcopal ordination of Archbishop-elect Paul Russell


The historic ordination of Archbishop-elect Paul Russell on Friday, June 3, 2016 will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 2:00 p.m. The archbishop-elect will be the first priest of the archdiocese ordained for service as a nuncio (ambassador) in the Holy See's diplomatic service.

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Ursuline Academy breaks ground for new athletic and convocation center


DEDHAM -- Ursuline Academy broke ground on May 16 for the construction of a new 40,000 square foot Athletic and Convocation Center. The ACC is the first major enhancement to the Lowder Street campus since the addition of a science wing in 2002. The new building will house classrooms and an innovation lab, a regulation-size gymnasium, a fitness room, gathering space, and more. It is strategically located overlooking the academic building, the playing fields, and the convent that was formerly home to the Ursuline Sisters, connecting to the schools' objective of helping students to grow in mind, body and spirit. It is expected to be completed by the fall of 2017.

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USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites 'room for improvement'


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" warns against complacency in dioceses, and the firm contracted to conduct audits of dioceses and parishes said there was "plenty of room for improvement" in implementing two of the charter's articles.

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