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  • Catholic Charities Appoints New President and CEO

    Boston -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston Board of Trustees announced June 26 the appointment of Board Chair Kevin M. MacKenzie as President and CEO. Mr. MacKenzie has been serving as Interim President and CEO since December 1, 2019 following Deborah Kincade Rambo's retirement after more than 40 years with CCAB.

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  • Communication, teamwork key to pandemic response, say archdiocesan leaders

    BRAINTREE -- When the coronavirus began to spread in Massachusetts, the leaders of various departments and ministries of the archdiocese came together to discuss its potential impact. This group, which expanded from 10 to about 30 individuals, would continue meeting throughout the shutdown and oversee the archdiocese's response to the pandemic.

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  • Multiple parishes in merger process

    BRAINTREE -- Financial stress resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has caused several parishes in the archdiocese to announce plans to merge in the coming months. In a June 19 interview, Father Paul Soper, secretary of evangelization and discipleship, said greater financial stability is one of the principal reasons parishes seek to merge.

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  • Ordination Class of 2020: Deacon Denis Nakkeeran

    ROME -- Deacon Denis Nakkeeran thought he had his life figured out. Having grown up in a Catholic family in Brooklyn, New York, he planned to study medicine and become a doctor. He moved to Boston to study human physiology at Boston University. There, he was invited to go on a retreat, during which he had a "very powerful conversion experience" and began to better understand his faith.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    On Saturday, June 13, I went to Castle Island in South Boston to celebrate a special Mass for racial justice and healing. I was gratified to be part of that celebration at the very place that the parishioners from St. Brigid's and Gate of Heaven usually have their sunrise service on Easter. I thought it was very significant for us to have this Mass there, particularly considering there has been a difficult history around the issue in South Boston.

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  • Year of the Eucharist kicks off with Corpus Christi feast

    BOSTON -- After being delayed due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the archdiocesan Year of the Eucharist began on June 14, the feast of Corpus Christi. The Year of the Eucharist, a year dedicated to teaching and celebrating the Eucharistic faith, was originally intended to begin on Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020. One of the first events was to be Walking with Mary, a procession of hundreds of Catholics through the streets of Boston in April.

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  • Congratulations, graduates of the Class of 2020

    As the school year comes to an end, The Pilot congratulates all members of the Class of 2020, who graduated from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, most graduations planned for May and June have been rescheduled to be held over the summer. Some have already taken place in an online format. This year's roundup of commencement exercises is presented alphabetically by school.

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  • Ordination Class of 2020: Deacon Fernando Vivas

    (This is the second in a series of articles profiling each of the five men in the Archdiocese of Boston's ordination class of 2020. Their ordination Mass is currently scheduled to be celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley Aug. 1 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.)

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  • MIT chaplain resigns after comments on Floyd killing

    BOSTON -- The Catholic chaplain of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Father Daniel Moloney, was asked to resign his post after making comments criticizing George Floyd's character and questioning whether his death in police custody was an expression of racism.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    This past week, we were very pleased that the New York Times published an extensive article about our COVID-19 ministry team here in the Archdiocese of Boston. I realize that we are not the only diocese with a ministry like this, but we have a very dedicated group of priests who have volunteered to live in quarantine and take special training to be available to bring the sacraments to people who are sick with the coronavirus. They have anointed many hundreds of people, and for this, we are very grateful.

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