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  • Archdiocese seeks faithful's input for synod process

    BRAINTREE -- Being a Christian involves a lot of listening. Christians listen for the voice of God, and to the voices of their shepherds. Those in leadership roles listen to each other and to the faithful. Now, the Church is holding a synod about how to be better listeners, and the Archdiocese of Boston is taking its first steps to do this on the local level.

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Archdiocese seeks faithful's input for synod process


BRAINTREE -- Being a Christian involves a lot of listening. Christians listen for the voice of God, and to the voices of their shepherds. Those in leadership roles listen to each other and to the faithful. Now, the Church is holding a synod about how to be better listeners, and the Archdiocese of Boston is taking its first steps to do this on the local level.

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Doctors speak out on physician-assisted suicide bills


BOSTON -- For thousands of years, the profession of a doctor has been associated with healing and the preservation of life. But now, physicians are increasingly being called upon to do the opposite, as more states make it legal for them to facilitate the means for patients to end their lives.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Thursday, I went to St. Catherine of Siena in Norwood for a Mass with the parish school. They have a wonderful parish community, led by Father Stephen Donohoe, and a thriving school, under the leadership of Principal Beth Tanner.

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Archdiocesan schools honor Our Lady of Fatima


NORWOOD -- Catholic elementary school students across the archdiocese and beyond observed the anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's final apparition by taking part, either virtually or in person, in the Children's Eucharistic Holy Hour at St. Catherine of Siena Church on Oct. 13.

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Vatican at COP26: Hearts, habits must change fast to care for creation


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Even though Pope Francis will not attend the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in person, the Vatican delegation and the Catholic Church will be "everywhere" during the two-week summit -- from the highest-level private negotiations to the sidelines with grassroots "social action" and community-led events, said two delegates.

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Seal of confession a topic of debate after French abuse report


PARIS (CNS) -- Church and government leaders in France are at odds over whether priests should be required to report the abuse of minors if they learn about it in the sacrament of confession. Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French bishops' conference, and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin met to discuss the issue Oct. 12, a week after the release of a report by an independent commission that estimated 330,000 children had been abused by Catholic priests or church employees in France since the 1950s.

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Latin American bishops' assembly to learn from Indigenous communal work


LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Latin America's Indigenous people will play a central role at a regional assembly the Catholic Church will hold at the end of November in Mexico. The Sixth Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean will plot a course for the church in the region as it heads toward landmark events in the coming years, including, in 2031, the 500th anniversary of Mary's appearance to St. Juan Diego, a Chichimeca Indigenous man, in what is now Mexico City.

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