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  • Cardinal ordains five men on Vigil of Pentecost

    SOUTH END -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley ordained five men at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, May 23, who later shared the thoughts they had during Rite of Ordination to the Order of Presbyter. On the Vigil of Pentecost the Archdiocese of Boston welcomed Fathers Anthony M. Cusack, 29; Andrea Filippucci, 28; Christopher L. Lowe, 59; Peter L. Stamm, 29; and Sinisa Ubiparipovic, 28, to their new vocation.

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Cardinal ordains five men on Vigil of Pentecost


SOUTH END -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley ordained five men at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, May 23, who later shared the thoughts they had during Rite of Ordination to the Order of Presbyter. On the Vigil of Pentecost the Archdiocese of Boston welcomed Fathers Anthony M. Cusack, 29; Andrea Filippucci, 28; Christopher L. Lowe, 59; Peter L. Stamm, 29; and Sinisa Ubiparipovic, 28, to their new vocation.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Thursday (5/14), I celebrated the Boston College High School Baccalaureate Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. It was a full cathedral, with over 300 graduates and, I would estimate, there were somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 people at the Mass. BC High has celebrated their Baccalaureate Mass at the cathedral for the last few years and we were very happy to have them there again. The choir from the school performed for us. It was very beautiful. Jonathan Shea, who is Father Joe Raeke's nephew, spoke at the end of Mass. He gave a beautiful testimony of faith.

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Cardinal, newly confirmed, celebrate 'the rush of a wild wind'


SOUTH END -- With the participation of members of various ecclesial movements and faith communities, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley celebrated the Vigil Mass of Pentecost, welcoming to the fullness of the Church 25 new members through the Rite of Confirmation, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross May 23.

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Boston to host first March for Life


BOSTON -- For the first time ever, Boston will host its own March for Life this summer. Previously termed the Walk to Aid Mothers and Children, the annual pro-life event, has undergone a name change and focus shift. The main focus now will be on witness and advocacy, much like the March for Life in Washington D.C. Organizers have also planned a new route and hope to attract more young marchers.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help -- Mission Grammar School at 125


Through the vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the commitment of the Redemptorist Fathers, Our Lady of Perpetual Help -- Mission Grammar School has been a leader in education in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston for 125 years. This year, the school is celebrating this milestone in its history with a new school leader and even a stronger commitment to ensuring the scholars are on the road to college!

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Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers: Largest ordination class in recent memory


Father Thomas J. O'Hara, CSC, provincial superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, presented the six deacons for ordination during the afternoon. Mass, and at the Celebration of Lucernarium on Friday prior to ordination, he shared these words with the ordinandi in the presence of their family, friends, and fellow priests and brothers: "You will have the deep privilege to help people see our God more clearly in their lives as you administer the sacraments ... it is surely an awesome privilege ... never lose that sense of awe at any point in your lives of having the privilege of celebrating the Sacraments and presiding at the Eucharist. God loved you from the moment He created you ... and all the days that lie ahead in your lives."

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Dublin archbishop: Church needs 'reality check' after marriage vote


DUBLIN (CNS) -- Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said the church needs a "reality check" after Irish voters overwhelmingly supported same-sex marriage. Ireland was the first country in the world to put same-sex marriage to a popular vote and the May 22 poll was backed by 62 percent of the population. Same-sex marriage is now a constitutional right in Ireland.

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Blessed Romero 'another brilliant star' belonging to church of Americas


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) -- Some thought this day would never arrive. Others hoped and some always knew it would. On May 23, the Catholic Church beatified Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez of El Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass, just a day after pleading and ordering soldiers to stop killing innocent civilians.

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