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    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In reaction to the April 17 death of Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, U.S. bishops and other Catholic leaders recalled his leadership, faithfulness and friendship. -- "The death of an exemplary churchman ...

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  • Cardinal George recalled as a man of intellect, faith, simplicity

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In reaction to the April 17 death of Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, U.S. bishops and other Catholic leaders recalled his leadership, faithfulness and friendship. -- "The death of an exemplary churchman ...

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  • 'Pope Francis has torn the veil off the Armenian Genocide'

    ROME (ZENIT) -- One hundred years is not enough to forget, especially if it is about a massacre such as the "Great Evil" that profoundly affected the Armenian people at the beginning of the 20th century, exterminating 1.5 million men, women, and children. Vatican ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    I want to begin this week by noting that on Holy Thursday (4/2) Tom Shields, a great friend to the archdiocese and a personal friend of mine, passed to eternal life, joining his beloved wife Mary. ...We are very grateful for all that he meant to us and ...

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  • Parish leaders gather to promote evangelization

    NEWTON -- The buzz-phrase "new evangelization" can be a difficult concept to put into parish practice. At this year's Co-Workers in the Vineyard Conference, parish leaders received helpful tips on how to reach out to the unchurched in their midst. Over ...

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Obituary: Father Robert Waldron, retired pastor in Waltham


Identified by fellow priests and parishioners alike as a quiet and kind gentleman, Father Robert J. Waldron died on April 8 at Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable. He was 83 years old. A native of Medford where he was born on Dec. 30, 1931, he was one of the three children of the late Michael and Mary Waldron. Raised in St. Joseph Parish, he attended the parish grammar school before his high school years at neighboring St. Clement High School. After high school he prepared for the business world at Boston College where he was granted BSBA degree in 1953 and some years later the MBA at Northeastern University. He worked for a number of years as a salesman for the American Optical Company.

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Obituary: Father William Joyce, former pastor in Readville


Father William F. Joyce, a Boston native and retired pastor of St. Anne Parish in the Hub's Readville section, died on April 9 in Milton; he was 84 years old. Born in Dorchester, he was a son of the late Patrick and Julia (Carleton) Joyce, one of their five children of whom Father Joyce's sister Clare survives. A son of St. Margaret Parish, he attended the parish elementary school staffed by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. The Jesuits provided his high school education at Boston College High School. After high school, he enrolled at the Business School at Boston College and graduated with his BSBA degree. He entered archdiocesan seminaries and on completion of seminary studies, he was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Name Church, West Roxbury on Feb. 2, 1960 by Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Riley.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


I want to begin this week by noting that on Holy Thursday (4/2) Tom Shields, a great friend to the archdiocese and a personal friend of mine, passed to eternal life, joining his beloved wife Mary. ...We are very grateful for all that he meant to us and all the help that he provided, particularly for children in need of a good education.

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Parish leaders gather to promote evangelization


NEWTON -- The buzz-phrase "new evangelization" can be a difficult concept to put into parish practice. At this year's Co-Workers in the Vineyard Conference, parish leaders received helpful tips on how to reach out to the unchurched in their midst.

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