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  • Cardinal O'Malley's statement on defrocking of Archbishop McCarrick

    The Archdiocese of Boston released the following statement from Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley regarding the dismissal of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick from the clerical state -- Editor. Today Pope Francis rendered as final and irrevocable the recent decision by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith to dismiss former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick from the clerical state. This action by the Holy Father is important in administering justice for the crimes and sins committed by the former Archbishop.

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  • Bishop Walter Edyvean laid to rest

    NATICK -- Dozens of priests and bishops joined family and friends at St. Patrick Church in Natick Feb. 8 to bid farewell to Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Walter Edyvean. Bishop Edyvean had lived at St. Patrick's for many years as West Regional bishop and in his retirement.

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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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  • 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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  • Aspiring leaders gather for Catholic schools office training

    BRAINTREE -- Nineteen aspiring leaders and four apprentice principals recently gathered to discuss school governance models and to hear from a panel of three experts from Archdiocese of Boston Catholic schools. This session began with the aspiring leaders meeting in small groups that changed every 10 minutes and they discussed school governance models, benchmarks, and diversity of stakeholders.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • Big Papi to serve as Regis commencement speaker

    WESTON -- Red Sox legend David Ortiz will serve as the 2019 commencement speaker for Regis College in Weston. Regis will bestow an honorary degree in recognition of Ortiz's accomplishments on the field as one of the most prolific designated hitters in history and off-the-field contributions through the David Ortiz Children's Fund.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    As I left off last week, the Holy Father was just arriving in Panama to attend World Youth Day. Of course, there were a number of events connected to his welcoming and arrival, and the Holy Father's talks, particularly on Friday, were beautiful.

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  • Bishop Edyvean, former auxiliary bishop of Boston, dies

    Bishop Peter Uglietto, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Boston, announced Feb. 3 that Most Reverend Walter J. Edyvean, retired auxiliary bishop of Boston, passed to the Lord in the evening of Feb. 2. In a statement he says that Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley was with Bishop Edyvean at the time of his death.

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  • Cardinal presides over vocation encounter after WYD

    The day after Pope Francis told the youth gathered in Panama for World Youth Day not be afraid of opening their hearts to Christ, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley presided over a vocational encounter with 25,000 young people from around the world.

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  • Seaport Shrine mixes God, football to bring attention to mission

    BOSTON -- Few things these days have catch the attention of New Englanders more than the upcoming matchup between the Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, and Our Lady of Good Voyage Shine is looking to tap into that fan fervor to bring some attention to its mission to the South Boston Seaport District.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Following the March for Life in Washington, D.C., last week, I departed for Panama, where the Holy Father is meeting with young people from around the globe for World Youth Day. The first time that I was in Panama was back in the 1970s, when I was a young priest. Returning now, it is like going to a different country -- it is just amazing how much development has taken place here. There are, of course, still many places where people are struggling economically, but Panama City itself has just been transformed by development -- high-rises, skyscrapers, and banks are everywhere.

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  • Boston pilgrims 'Witness to Life'

    BRAINTREE -- Busloads of pilgrims departed Boston on Jan. 17 to join hundreds of thousands of others from around the country in Washington, D.C., in the days before the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision to witness to the value of human life.

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  • Boston Archdiocese pilgrims begin WYD experience

    BRAINTREE -- About 100 people from different parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston journeyed to Panama City for World Youth Day, taking place Jan. 22-27. Chris Donoghue, an evangelization consultant, and Elizabeth Feudo, a design production specialist, spoke with the Pilot by phone on Jan. 22 about their journey and first days in Panama City.

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