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  • Project Rachel: Learning to forgive myself and others

    The Pilot ran in 2012 "Voices of hope and healing," a series of reflections offered by women who have found healing from the pain of abortion through the post-abortion ministry. In the context of the Holy Father's letter on the upcoming Jubilee Year ...

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  • 23 new leaders at Archdiocese of Boston Catholic schools

    BRAINTREE -- As students begin their classes for the new 2015-2016 academic year, 23 new top administrators at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston will also be beginning their tenure. The new school leaders are (alphabetically by school): Cathedral ...

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  • Labor Guild continues history of building labor-management bridges

    BRAINTREE -- While most of the country focuses the importance of labor mainly on the first Monday of September, at the Labor Guild in the Archdiocese of Boston, labor and related issues take priority year round. Under the leadership of executive director ...

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Obituary: Archbishop George H. Pearce, Marist missionary bishop


The Most Rev. George Hamilton Pearce, SM, Archbishop emeritus of Suva, Fiji, died in North Smithfield, R.I., on Aug. 30, 2015, in his 95th year of life. He was born in Boston on Jan. 9, 1921, one of six children of the late George and Marie Louise (Duval) Pearce. He received his primary education at St. Columbkille School, Brighton (future Bishop Joseph Maguire was a student, though two years older than Pearce at the same school); he entered the Marist minor seminary, Maryvale, in Bedford in 1934. He joined the Marists (the Society of Mary) in 1940 at the age of 19 and pronounced his vows on Sept. 1, 1941.

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Suburban Detroit pastor pleads guilty to mail fraud


DETROIT (CNS) -- The former pastor of a parish in suburban Detroit pleaded guilty Sept. 1 in U.S. District Court to a charge of mail fraud. Father Edward Belczak, 70, had been pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Troy for nearly 30 years. The federal government originally lodged five charges against him in 2014 accusing him of stealing money from the parish over an eight-year period.

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Administering mercy: Facilitating forgiveness does not downplay sin


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Always, but especially during a Holy Year, the Catholic Church does everything possible to help Catholics repent of their sins, receive forgiveness and draw closer to God. The Church's law and its canon lawyers are part of that effort, said Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and a prelate of the Apostolic Penitentiary, a Vatican court handling matters of conscience.

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Project Rachel: Learning to forgive myself and others


The Pilot ran in 2012 "Voices of hope and healing," a series of reflections offered by women who have found healing from the pain of abortion through the post-abortion ministry. In the context of the Holy Father's letter on the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy we are reprinting one of those reflections.

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