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From Cardinal Seán's blog


To our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand who are suffering from the murderous attacks on innocent people of faith and goodwill during their time of prayer, we stand with you in condemning this horrendous assault on human dignity. We lift up our hearts in earnest prayer to God on behalf of those who perished in this massacre and those who have been wounded in body or in spirit.

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Nunan appointed first president of Bishop Fenwick High


PEABODY -- The Board of Trustees of Bishop Fenwick High School announced March 20 that it has selected Thomas E. Nunan, Jr. to serve as the school's first president, effective July 1. Nunan brings to Fenwick 34 years of Catholic school experience and leadership, most recently as the founding head of school at St. Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston. There, Nunan was central in creating a vibrant school culture from two existing schools while assembling an exemplary faculty and staff, developing a rigorous and responsive curriculum, and providing opportunities for students' intellectual, personal, moral, and spiritual growth.

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Ordination Class of 2019: Deacon Joseph Almeida


[This is the fifth in a series of articles profiling each of the 13 men who will be ordained to the priesthood on May 18.] CHESTNUT HILL -- For Deacon Joseph Almeida, his journey to the priesthood has its roots in his relationship with the Virgin Mary.

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Bishop criticizes 'faith-filled' Catholics who spread fear of Muslims


DUBLIN (CNS) -- An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as "faith-filled" while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims. Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, chairman of the Council for Life of the Irish bishops' conference, told The Irish Catholic newspaper: "I've found that people who would classify themselves in some cases as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people seem to, in relation to migration and care of asylum-seekers and stuff, they'll say 'oh well these Muslims are putting our civilization at risk and they pose a threat to us.'"

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Rector of Montreal oratory stabbed during televised Mass


MONTREAL (CNS) -- Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, was stabbed during a Mass March 22. The motive for the attack remains unknown. He was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition, said a statement from the Archdiocese of Montreal.

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