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  • Cardinal ordains nine transitional deacons

    BOSTON -- In a ceremony marking one of the final steps in preparation for the priesthood, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley ordained nine transitional deacons on Oct. 24 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The deacon is the first of three ranks of ordained ministry in the Church. Among the many functions they perform in parishes, the deacon may assist the priest at Mass, proclaim the Gospel, deliver homilies, and preside at baptisms, weddings, and rites of Christian burial.

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Cardinal ordains nine transitional deacons


BOSTON -- In a ceremony marking one of the final steps in preparation for the priesthood, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley ordained nine transitional deacons on Oct. 24 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The deacon is the first of three ranks of ordained ministry in the Church. Among the many functions they perform in parishes, the deacon may assist the priest at Mass, proclaim the Gospel, deliver homilies, and preside at baptisms, weddings, and rites of Christian burial.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Thursday, I had a virtual meeting with benefactors and supporters of FOCUS campus ministry. They asked me to share some of my experiences of having the FOCUS missionaries here in Boston. Of course, I noted the large student population we have here in the Archdiocese of Boston and how successful the FOCUS missionaries have been in campus ministry. I also said how impressive it is, not only to see the evangelization that they undertake but also the transformation in the lives of the missionaries themselves, which prepares them to be leaders in the Church. Certainly, many of them will go on to embrace vocations to the priesthood or religious life, but all of them will be very much involved in leadership roles in their parishes and in the life of the Church in the future.

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This week's edition » National News

'It is an attack on everyone': Bishops react to Nice basilica murders


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bishops in the United States and around the world expressed condolences after three people were murdered before Mass Oct. 29 in the basilica in Nice, France. French police have confirmed they are treating the killings as a terrorist incident. The attacks came less than two weeks after a Paris teacher was beheaded Oct. 16 by a Muslim migrant; the teacher had shown satirical cartoons of the prophet Muhammad to school children in a lesson about free speech.

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This week's edition » International News

With euthanasia in New Zealand, 'we are about to cross a Rubicon'


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CNS) -- A prominent adviser to New Zealand's bishops expressed dismay that voters approved euthanasia for terminally ill patients. "Many people will no doubt see the option of an assisted death as akin to adding another food choice to an already existing cafe menu when, in fact, the change represents a shift in the whole dining experience that will affect everything on the menu, as well as the service you get," said John Kleinsman, director of the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics, the New Zealand Catholic bioethics center.

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Several students at North American College test positive for COVID-19


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Students and faculty at Rome's Pontifical North American College are under quarantine after several students tested positive for COVID-19. "We are isolating the students who tested positive, quarantining ourselves on campus, and increasing our testing," Father David A. Schunk, vice rector for administration, said in an email to Catholic News Service Oct. 29.

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Corruption in the church must be stamped out continually, pope says


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Corruption is an "ancient evil" that continues to plague the Catholic Church in different ways, Pope Francis said. In an interview with the Italian news agency Adnkronos, published Oct. 30, the pope discussed his thoughts on several issues, including the nature of corruption given recent allegations of financial malfeasance involving the Vatican.

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