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  • Order of Malta international camp hosts disabled young adults

    BRAINTREE -- A delegation of 21 young adults, about half of them from the archdiocese of Boston, represented the American Association of the Order of Malta at the annual International Maltacamp, a weeklong camp experience for young adults with disabilities and their helpers.

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  • The Redemptorists to celebrate 150 years in Boston

    BOSTON -- "Make her known" was the simple command of Pope Pius IX when he entrusted the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to the care of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Redemptorists, in 1866. One of the first copies to arrive in the United States came to Boston and was venerated in a simple wooden church. From that point on, the lives of the faithful have been impacted in miraculous ways.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Marking the 160th anniversary of the death of St. Jean Vianney, the patron saint of priests, the Holy Father wrote a beautiful letter to priests, reflecting on the life of the saint and the joys and challenges of priesthood. In it, he also speaks about the crisis and the suffering of so many people caused by the sexual abuse by priests.

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  • Charities' Sunset Point Camp celebrates 100 years of service

    HULL -- Sunset Point Camp is almost hidden, situated in an ordinary-looking neighborhood off a main road in Hull, but it is a place where extraordinary things happen. This summer marks 100 years since Sunset Point Camp opened and began providing at-risk, low-income children, ages six to 13, with a weeklong overnight summer camp experience.

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  • Boston Province dioceses launch third-party system for reporting bishop misconduct

    BRAINTREE -- The bishops of the seven dioceses that make up the Boston Province have implemented an independent third-party system for reporting misconduct committed by bishops. The Province of Boston, of which Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley is the metropolitan archbishop, is composed of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Dioceses of Fall River, Worcester and Springfield in Massachusetts; the Diocese of Burlington in Vermont; Diocese of Manchester in New Hampshire; and Diocese of Portland in Maine.

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  • Sacramental records digitization project to add millions of names

    BOSTON -- American Ancestors and the Archdiocese of Boston announced Aug. 7 a plan to expand its ongoing program to digitize sacramental records of the Catholic Church in the archdiocese to add an additional 20 years of records, which includes more than 60 new parishes and millions of more names.

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  • Deacon candidates make Profession of Faith

    Nine candidates for ordination to the permanent diaconate and their wives participated in the Ceremony of Sacred Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity on Aug. 7 in the Bethany Chapel at the archdiocese's Pastoral Center in Braintree. This ceremony is the final step for these nine deacon candidates before they receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Sept. 21 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

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  • Catholic Schools Office launches redesigned website

    BRAINTREE -- The Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Boston launched its revamped website this month, which aims to highlight the value of Catholic education and serve as central point for parents to find and become engaged with their local Catholic school.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    This past Friday was the feast of St. Mary of the Angels of the Portiuncula, which was also the 35th anniversary of my episcopal ordination. I look back at that moment with great gratitude for having given me the opportunity to serve the wonderful Catholics of four extraordinary dioceses, and it all began in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Virgin Islands -- 35 years ago.

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  • Priests gather for annual Vianney Cookout

    WESTON -- Priests in the Archdiocese of Boston came to Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary on Aug. 1 for the annual St. John Vianney cookout, so called because it is held close to the Aug. 4 feast day of the patron saint of priests.

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  • Hsu named president of Laboure College

    MILTON -- The board of directors of Laboure College announced Aug. 1 that Lily S. Hsu, Ed.D., has been named as the college's eighth president. Hsu is an experienced academic leader and educator having most recently served as provost at Johnson and Wales University, where she was responsible for strategic leadership and academic programming across four campuses. Hsu has served as a vice chair of Laboure College's board of directors since 2016. During this time, she also served as chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

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  • Cardinal O'Malley issues statement on El Paso, Dayton Shootings

    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement Monday, Aug. 5, 2019: The mass murder of 31 innocent people in a 24 hour period, fueled by hate and disregard for human life, is unacceptable in any society. We offer our prayers and support for the communities of El Paso and Dayton in the midst of this time of immense pain.

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  • Parisian children's choir performs at cathedral

    BOSTON -- The improved acoustics of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross were on display as the cathedral hosted its first concert since renovations were completed this spring with a performance by The Children's Choir of Greater Paris (le Choeur d'Enfants d'Ile-de-France) July 25.

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