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    Vatican City, Apr 17, 2015 CNA/EWTN News.- Already two years into the reform process of the Roman Curia, progress might seem slow. But cardinals on the Pope's advisory council say efforts – which may soon include new “super” congregations ...

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  • How much time does it take to reform the Vatican? A lot

    Vatican City, Apr 17, 2015 CNA/EWTN News.- Already two years into the reform process of the Roman Curia, progress might seem slow. But cardinals on the Pope's advisory council say efforts – which may soon include new “super” congregations ...

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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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  • '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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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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Parents of slain child oppose the death penalty for Tsarnaev


The parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed at the marathon bombings two years ago, are asking that the death penalty be taken "off the table" for terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was found guilty of the bombings that killed three people and severely injured over two hundred others at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

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