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  • St. James Society meets in Lima

    Each year, the members of the Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle meets at the society's Center House in Lima, Peru. The meeting serves as a combination of a retreat and reunion, and this year, the occasion for the presentation of mission crosses to two new members of the society.

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  • Local program seeks to give young people experience of Holy Land

    BRAINTREE -- Father Michael Nolan got the idea for Seven Miles From Jerusalem while returning home from a pilgrimage he had led in the Holy Land. The pilgrims were mostly retired people who, though they were already strong in their faith, said they learned a great deal from the trip.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    On Friday, I went to Regina Cleri to visit Father John Doyle, whose health was failing. His niece was there with us and we had an opportunity to pray together. Sadly, just a couple of days later, on Sunday, he passed away.

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  • Mass. bishops call on parishioners to oppose ROE Act

    BRAINTREE -- With seven months left in the current legislative session, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference is once again asking Catholic voters to voice their opposition to proposed legislation that would expand access to abortion in the commonwealth.

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  • B.C. to host screening of Dorothy Day documentary

    BOSTON -- Boston College will hold a screening next week of "Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story," a new documentary by Martin Doblmeier and Journey Films. "Revolution of the Heart" is the latest installment in "Prophetic Voices," Doblmeier's series of documentaries about American religious figures of the 20th century.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    On Thursday, I had dinner with Father Antonio Nardoianni from St. Leonard's Parish in the North End, who announced in December that he would be leaving St. Leonard's and will move on to minister in Canada.

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  • Carmelite 'Chapel in the Mall' marks 60th anniversary

    PEABODY -- Cardinal Seán O'Malley led the celebration of a Mass at the St. Therese Carmelite Chapel on Jan. 3 to honor the 60th anniversary of the chapel's dedication. The chapel and its adjoining gift shop are almost hidden on the lower level of the Northshore Mall. The stairs and elevator leading to them are located next to Not Your Average Joe's, across from one of the mall's entrances.

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  • Visiting Nurse Foundation to purchase Jeanne Jugan Residence

    SOMERVILLE -- The Visiting Nurse Foundation announced Jan. 6 that it has reached an agreement with the Little Sisters of the Poor to purchase Jeanne Jugan Residence in Somerville. The Visiting Nurse Association has served the Somerville community continuously since 1906. Since 2000, the VNA has operating assisted living and senior living residences in Somerville, along with the community-based services for which the VNA is traditionally known. This purchase of Jeanne Jugan Residence will allow the Foundation to expand its services to seniors needing skilled nursing and residential care living options.

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  • Regis College trustees extend presidency of Hays to 2023

    WESTON -- The Regis College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the presidency of Antoinette Hays until 2023, Chairman John Tegan announced on behalf of the board at its December meeting. Hays was appointed the 10th president of Regis College in 2011, and recently oversaw the completion of a $40-million comprehensive campaign.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Happy New Year to you all! On Thursday, the day after Christmas, I traveled to Puerto Rico because on Friday morning, the feast of San Juan, there was the ordination of the new Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan, Bishop Alberto Figueroa. Later that day, I also ordained a deacon and priest for the Capuchin Friars in Puerto Rico. So, it was the first time in my life that I ordained a deacon, a priest, and a bishop on the same day!

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