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'Great pain for survivors'

[Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement Jan. 20 after Pope Francis's response to a journaalist in which he defended the 2015 appointent of Bishop Juan Barros to lead the Diocese ...



The Live Your Faith, Love Your Faith campaignDebbie Rambo

As winter wears on, times get tougher for those in need in our community. When the temperatures drop, snow piles, fevers, and utility costs rise. In many cases, those among us struggling to make ends ...

Oblates come to Lowell to serve French Canadian CatholicsThomas Lester

In the papers of Archbishop John J. Williams resides a letter from Father Florent Vandenberghe, OMI, provincial superior of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate based in Montreal, dated Jan. 14, 1868. The letter ...

What are you looking for?Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Last week's Gospel reminded me of something that happened rather frequently when I was a child. My mother or grandmother would ask me to bring something to them. Usually, it was something familiar and ...

Who will be in charge?Kevin and Marilyn Ryan

Whether watching "The Crown" or "The Post," audiences are fascinated by those at the pinnacle. Queen Elizabeth takes the crown with its difficult roles of monarch, sister, wife as well as head of state ...

Caring for 'the other America'Greg Erlandson

In the wake of Donald Trump's election as president, much has been made of the voters he attracted, usually identified as white, male, small town and rural, working class. While such statistical generalizations ...

Can You Lose Your Vocation?Father Ron Rolheiser

Recently I received a letter from a man who shared that he was still deeply haunted by a story he'd heard in grade-school many years before. One of his religion teachers had read them a story about a ...

Nuclear deterrenceRussell Shaw

"We are at the limit of what is licit." In early December Pope Francis offered that assessment of nuclear deterrence during a question and answer session with reporters on the plane back to Rome from ...

'Equilibrium' and ignominyGeorge Weigel

This past December 18, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the head of the department of external relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, received an honorary degree from the Faculty of Theology of ...