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  • At Mass with new cardinals, pope warns against worldliness

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Concelebrating Mass with newly created cardinals, Pope Francis said Advent is a time to be vigilant, hopeful and helpful. People of faith who believe in the heaven that awaits them should not be caught up with earthly concerns, ...

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  • At Mass with new cardinals, pope warns against worldliness

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Concelebrating Mass with newly created cardinals, Pope Francis said Advent is a time to be vigilant, hopeful and helpful. People of faith who believe in the heaven that awaits them should not be caught up with earthly concerns, ...

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  • Pope creates 13 new cardinals, including Washington archbishop

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- One by one 11 senior churchmen, including two U.S. citizens -- Cardinals Wilton D. Gregory of Washington and Silvano M. Tomasi, a former Vatican diplomat -- knelt before Pope Francis to receive their red hats, a cardinal's ring ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Instead of gathering in Baltimore as we usually do for our Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, this year, we held our meeting virtually. Our plenary session began on Monday, but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were taken up ...

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  • St. Peter School, Cambridge, provides school-wide COVID testing

    CAMBRIDGE ? In addition to all the protocols that have become typical in schools during the pandemic, such as wearing masks, social distancing, and staying in cohorts, St. Peter School has maintained another safety measure: providing an opportunity for ...

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  • Relic of St. Matthew gifted to newly formed Billerica parish

    BILLERICA -- A rare and precious gift recently passed between two newly formed parishes, as one let go of its namesake and another accepted that same patron saint as its own. On Nov. 17, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dorchester-Mattapan gave its ...

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At Mass with new cardinals, pope warns against worldliness


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Concelebrating Mass with newly created cardinals, Pope Francis said Advent is a time to be vigilant, hopeful and helpful. People of faith who believe in the heaven that awaits them should not be caught up with earthly concerns, he said during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 29, the first Sunday of Advent, which marks the start of a new liturgical year.

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Pope creates 13 new cardinals, including Washington archbishop


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- One by one 11 senior churchmen, including two U.S. citizens -- Cardinals Wilton D. Gregory of Washington and Silvano M. Tomasi, a former Vatican diplomat -- knelt before Pope Francis to receive their red hats, a cardinal's ring and a scroll formally declaring their new status and assigning them a "titular" church in Rome.

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Obituary: Father Paul V. MacDonald, one-time pastor in Brockton, Weymouth and Scituate


"A fine priest," "a sincere gentleman," and "an excellent pastor" are just a few of the phrases echoed about Father Paul V. MacDonald, who died in Boston on Nov. 17, 2020. The Hub native was born on Nov. 9, 1932, one of the two sons of the late Leo and Jeannette (McDonald) MacDonald. Raised in West Roxbury, he was a product of the Boston Public Schools, attending the Henry Vane School and then the venerable Boston Public Latin School from which he graduated in 1950.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Instead of gathering in Baltimore as we usually do for our Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, this year, we held our meeting virtually. Our plenary session began on Monday, but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were taken up with meetings of the various committees. On Friday, I participated in a meeting of the Committee for the Church in Africa. This committee is in charge of assigning funds that come from the annual Solidarity Collection for the Church in Africa. The present chairman is Cardinal Joseph Tobin who, when he was superior general of the Redemptorists, had a chance to become very familiar with the work of the Church in Africa. On Saturday, we had a meeting of the Committee for the Church in Latin America, which has a similar function to the Committee for the Church in Africa, in distributing funds from the special collection. Bishop Octavio Cisneros is the chairman of that commission.

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St. Peter School, Cambridge, provides school-wide COVID testing


CAMBRIDGE ? In addition to all the protocols that have become typical in schools during the pandemic, such as wearing masks, social distancing, and staying in cohorts, St. Peter School has maintained another safety measure: providing an opportunity for weekly coronavirus testing for students and staff members.

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Relic of St. Matthew gifted to newly formed Billerica parish


BILLERICA -- A rare and precious gift recently passed between two newly formed parishes, as one let go of its namesake and another accepted that same patron saint as its own. On Nov. 17, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Dorchester-Mattapan gave its relic of St. Matthew, patron of their recently closed church, to the new St. Matthew Parish in Billerica.

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