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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    The winter months are often a time of year when many people are called home to God, and in recent days we have lost three fine priests of the Archdiocese of Boston -- Father Paul Bailey and Father Vincent Maffei and Bishop Walter Edyvean. Father Maffei ...

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  • Cardinal blesses renovations at Our Lady of Lourdes, Carver

    CARVER -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley visited Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Feb. 3 to celebrate Mass and bless the newly renovated building. Our Lady of Lourdes is part of a collaborative with St. Peter Parish and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in ...

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  • Ordination class of 2019: Deacon Timothy Hynes

    [This is the first in a series of articles profiling each of the 13 men who will be ordained to the priesthood on May 18.] BRIGHTON -- Deacon Timothy Hynes grew up in a large Catholic household, where his faith was nurtured and would ultimately mature ...

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  • Bishops of Massachusetts to the Catholics of the Commonwealth

    We write as your pastors; we write also at a critical moment for the Catholic Church in Massachusetts, in the nation and throughout the world. The issue which confronts us all, but especially confronts us as bishops, is the sexual abuse crisis that has ...

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Obituary: Father Paul Bailey, pastor in Lowell and Plymouth


A Hub native who was raised in St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Allston, Father Paul F. Bailey died in his home in Harwich on Feb. 6, 2019. He was the son of the late Thomas and Gertrude (O'Brien) Bailey. He was born on Jan. 17, 1932, and was educated at St. Anthony Grammar School and Boston College High School, prior to his entering the archdiocesan seminaries at Jamaica Plain (Cardinal O'Connell) and Brighton (St. John).

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


The winter months are often a time of year when many people are called home to God, and in recent days we have lost three fine priests of the Archdiocese of Boston -- Father Paul Bailey and Father Vincent Maffei and Bishop Walter Edyvean.

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Cardinal blesses renovations at Our Lady of Lourdes, Carver


CARVER -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley visited Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Feb. 3 to celebrate Mass and bless the newly renovated building. Our Lady of Lourdes is part of a collaborative with St. Peter Parish and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Plymouth. When Father Joseph Raeke was assigned to the collaborative in June 2018, it did not take long for him to decide they needed to renovate the worship space, which was located in a former drugstore.

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Mass. bishops release statement ahead of abuse summit


BRAINTREE -- The bishops of the four Catholic dioceses of Massachusetts released a statement to be distributed at all Massachusetts parishes Feb. 16-17 in preparation for the upcoming Vatican summit addressing sexual abuse and accountability in the Church.

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Ordination class of 2019: Deacon Timothy Hynes


[This is the first in a series of articles profiling each of the 13 men who will be ordained to the priesthood on May 18.] BRIGHTON -- Deacon Timothy Hynes grew up in a large Catholic household, where his faith was nurtured and would ultimately mature into a vocation to the priesthood.

Read more

Bishops of Massachusetts to the Catholics of the Commonwealth


We write as your pastors; we write also at a critical moment for the Catholic Church in Massachusetts, in the nation and throughout the world. The issue which confronts us all, but especially confronts us as bishops, is the sexual abuse crisis that has again enveloped the life of the Church.

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