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  • Cardinal greets Metropolitan Methodios on Orthodox feast

    BOSTON -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley visited St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church to greet Metropolitan Methodios and the faithful of the Metropolis of Boston before a vesper service for the feast of Theophany and the feast of St. John the Baptist, Jan. 6.

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Cardinal greets Metropolitan Methodios on Orthodox feast


BOSTON -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley visited St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church to greet Metropolitan Methodios and the faithful of the Metropolis of Boston before a vesper service for the feast of Theophany and the feast of St. John the Baptist, Jan. 6.

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Local, virtual events planned around annual March for Life


BOSTON -- Since the risks and restrictions of the coronavirus will prevent many people from attending this year's National March for Life on Jan. 29, local churches and pro-life groups are planning alternative ways to show their support for life in their own communities.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


On Thursday was, of course, New Year's Eve, and ordinarily, I would have joined the Oblates of the Virgin Mary at St. Clement's Eucharistic Shrine for our annual Holy Hour and midnight Mass to ring in the New Year. However, this year, because of restrictions that are in place and the curfew in Boston, we decided instead to hold a live-streamed Mass at the cathedral. (We are very grateful for the help of our cathedral Music Director Richard Clark in arranging the livestream.)

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'Lord, make me an instrument of your peace'


In the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald G. Trump, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement Jan. 7. The beginning of the Prayer of St. Francis is familiar to most of us: "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace." And it is peace we need in our nation today, united by the common good of our people. The violence witnessed in our nation's capital yesterday serves only to inflame our divisions and pit citizen against citizen at a time we need to be united. We reject all forms of violence including the acts of those who stormed our Capitol. We pray for those who lost their lives and for their loved ones and for the injured. We live in a divided nation and the challenges our nation faces are significant.

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UPDATE: Some Canadian provinces close churches to contain pandemic


Canadian churches faced new restrictions as public health officials tried to contain a post-holiday surge of COVID-19. Churches and all places of worship are once again closing in the province of Quebec in an effort to stop the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision is part of a new series of containment measures announced by Premier Francois Legault Jan. 6.

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