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Shortchanging Catholic school students on special education servicesRaymond Flynn and Father Tom Olson

As if it's not bad enough that the Massachusetts Constitution still includes amendments rooted in the anti-Catholic bigotry of the 19th century, we now learn that the state Department of Elementary and ...

Good deeds go on all year Raymond Flynn

Walking into the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End of Boston to attend the annual noon time Mass on St. Patrick's Day with Mayor Marty Walsh and my wife Kathy, we were introduced to a group ...

The forgotten AmericansRaymond Flynn

The past week, I spoke at four outstanding Catholic High Schools in Massachusetts about the importance of Catholic education, with parents, clergy and students. It was so good to hear many positive stories ...

'Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams' -- telling the story of nativist laws that limit school choice Raymond Flynn and Jamie Gass

''People are consumed. They lust after the presidency," historian Richard Norton Smith commented about James G. Blaine of Maine and the election of 1884. "It's a distorting, warping malignancy that they ...

Supporting signature drives on church propertyRay Flynn

As I learned as a young boy growing up in South Boston, life is about God, family and country. I certainly heard that at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury the other day listening to the students. ...

Get out and talk to people Raymond Flynn

Despite the seemingly unlimited access to breaking news updates and non-stop photos people post of their daily lives on social media, the best way to get a true sense of what is going on in our community ...

Different worldsRay Flynn

It's amazing to see all the second-rate so-called comedy and entertainment on television these days. For many, I suppose, today's audience never were exposed to the brilliant comedians and entertainers ...

Faith, patriotism and courage on display in South Boston Raymond Flynn

We often hear it said, "That our culture and times are changing and we have to accept it." Yesterday, after all the Masses, we heard Father Frank Daly say goodbye to the Catholic parishioners of South ...