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  • Archdiocese launches website to inform, educate on clergy abuse response

    The Archdiocese of Boston is launching a website this week entitled "Protection, Prevention and Healing," which has been created for use by all Catholics in the archdiocese. In a statement announcing the site, available at commitment.bostoncatholic.org, the archdiocese said, "The content on the site will inform, educate and provide resources, especially for all impacted by sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, and includes easily accessible support for survivors and their families."

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  • Archdiocese prepares to launch Digital Initiative to provide websites to parishes

    BRAINTREE -- The Archdiocese of Boston expects to launch its Digital Initiative, a program to provide parishes with a free platform and templates for their websites next month. The multilingual platform will feature e-commerce, email accounts, mobile responsiveness, and syndicated content from the archdiocese, such as links to The Pilot and Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley's blog.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    As many of you may know, for much of this past week I was on retreat with the bishops of the United States at Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago. There were about 250 bishops in attendance, which is about the number that would normally attend our plenary session in November.

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  • Witness to Life pilgrims prepare for annual pro-life march

    BRAINTREE -- Pro-life pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Boston are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C., next week to attend the 46th annual March for Life. Approximately 190 pilgrims will travel by bus through the archdiocese's Witness to Life pilgrimage to participate in the March for Life on Jan. 18. In addition to those going on the Witness to Life pilgrimage, 150 people from Cardinal Spellman High School and about 300 from various schools and parishes in the archdiocese are traveling independently.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Here in Boston, we have the beautiful custom of ending the old year and beginning the new year in church. So, on New Year's Eve, I went to St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine for the archdiocese's annual New Year's Eve Vigil and Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. We are grateful to the Oblates of the Virgin Mary for their gracious hospitality again this year.

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  • Msgr. Moroney steps down as St. John's rector

    WORCESTER -- Worcester Bishop Robert McManus announced Dec. 28 that St. John Seminary rector Msgr. James P. Moroney would be returning to serve in his home diocese effective Jan. 1. Msgr. Moroney, who is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, assumed his new assignment as Interim Rector of St. Paul Cathedral and the Worcester Diocese's Office for Divine Worship beginning with the New Year.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Monday was, of course, Christmas Eve and I went to Catholic Charities' Teen Center at St. Peter's in Dorchester for their annual distribution of Christmas gifts to children and young people. This program was very close to the heart of the late Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, and his family still continues the tradition every year.

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  • St. John's rector returning to home diocese

    WORCESTER -- Worcester Bishop Robert McManus announced on Dec. 28 that St. John's Seminary rector Msgr. James P. Moroney is returning to serve in his home diocese effective Jan. 1. Msgr. Moroney, who is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, will become Interim Rector of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Worcester Diocese' Office for Divine Worship beginning with the New Year.

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  • Statement from the Diocese of Worcester

    December 28, 2018 WORCESTER, MA -- Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester has announced the appointment of Monsignor James P. Moroney as Interim Rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Office for Divine Worship, effective January 1, 2019. Monsignor Robert Johnson, current rector of the Cathedral, will be assigned to studies in Rome according to the officials in today's Catholic Free Press.

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