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  • MFA's Della Robbia exhibit explores faith through sculpture

    BOSTON -- It all started with a sculpture in an attic. Tucked away in a corner of the attic at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) sat a sculpture of St. John the Baptist, gifted to the museum by the late Mrs. Solomon Guggenheim. In 2003, when the museum embarked on a major building renovation, the attic was cleared and the sculpture surfaced.

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Corcoran family to chair Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Lawn Party


John Corcoran is a sports fan, and whether it's Harvard, the New England Patriots, or the Boston Red Sox, you can be sure that he is cheering on his favorite teams every weekend. But John also is a fan of another group of men who live in the quiet, small town of Weston. In addition to being the founder and president of Trinity Partners, a global life sciences consulting company, John Corcoran is on the Board of the Catholic Leadership Institute, and for the past two years has been a member of the board for Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary.

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MFA's Della Robbia exhibit explores faith through sculpture


BOSTON -- It all started with a sculpture in an attic. Tucked away in a corner of the attic at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) sat a sculpture of St. John the Baptist, gifted to the museum by the late Mrs. Solomon Guggenheim. In 2003, when the museum embarked on a major building renovation, the attic was cleared and the sculpture surfaced.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


As I mentioned last week, I am currently in Rome for meetings and activities connected with the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and the C-9 Council of Cardinals. As I left off last week, the Commission for the Protection of Minors was in the midst of our meetings, which went from Thursday afternoon through Sunday. We had a very productive session and the work of the commission goes on. In this gathering we addressed the Day of Prayer for survivors and victims of sexual abuse that the different bishops' conferences are working to implement, the Holy Father's Motu Proprio "As a Loving Mother," and the upcoming launch of our new web page. Meanwhile, we continue to give trainings for bishops' conferences and other Church leaders.

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Catechists, teachers gather for Jubilee Year Pilgrimage


SOUTH END -- Teachers of the faith from across the Archdiocese of Boston came together at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston Sept. 18 to attend a special Mass honoring the work that they do. Celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, the Jubilee Pilgrimage and Mass for Catechists and Catholic School Teachers was held as a way to allow teachers of faith to connect, as well as to thank them for their work in education.

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Bishop Allue celebrates two anniversaries


Retired auxiliary Bishop Emilio Simeon Allue, SDB celebrated two anniversaries at St. Theresa of Avila Parish in West Roxbury where he presently resides. It was on Sept. 17, 1996, together with his also retired episcopal twin, Bishop Francis X. Irwin, that Bishop Allue was ordained an auxiliary of the archdiocese. On Dec. 22 he will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his priestly ordination which was in Rome and at the Pontifical Salesian University Chapel.

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A'Kempis Circle -- women supporting women


The a'Kempis Circle of Wellesley extends a hearty invitation to women of all ages and interests to share its joy of coming together to support one another. The a'Kempis Circle was founded over 100 years ago by three Boston school teachers who could not continue to teach if they married.

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Mass for Public Safety Personnel to be held Oct. 9


SOUTH END -- Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, corrections officers, and other first responders from across the Archdiocese of Boston will be honored Oct. 9 during the annual Mass for Public Safety Personnel and Families at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

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No war is holy, pope says at interreligious peace gathering


ASSISI, Italy (CNS) -- Violence in the name of God does not represent the true nature of religion and must be condemned by all faiths, Pope Francis said. "We never tire of repeating that the name of God cannot be used to justify violence. Peace alone, and not war, is holy!" the pope said Sept. 20 at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi.

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