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    HAVANA (CNS) -- At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. "Finally," the pope told the patriarch Feb. 12 as they met in a lounge at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. ...

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  • A brotherly embrace brings pope and Russian patriarch together

    HAVANA (CNS) -- At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. "Finally," the pope told the patriarch Feb. 12 as they met in a lounge at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Saturday evening, I visited the Catholic Weymouth Collaborative of St. Jerome's and Immaculate Conception Parishes and celebrated Mass for them at St. Jerome's. Afterwards there was a dinner for clergy in the area. They have a thriving Catholic school ...

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  • St. John's Prep plans new $24.9M wellness center

    DANVERS -- St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers announced Jan. 28 its plans to build a new 78,000-square-foot wellness center. The two-story building, which will be completed in the fall of 2017, will offer room for St. John's 20 interscholastic ...

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  • Confession available at every church on Wednesdays in Lent

    BOSTON -- As Lent begins in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Archdiocese of Boston is once again inviting all the faithful to take advantage of the sacrament of reconciliation through its The Light is On for You initiative. On Wednesdays during Lent ...

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  • Catholic Appeal reports 2015 results

    Looking back on the Catholic Appeal in their parish last year, Jim and Eileen Tempero of Brookline had much to celebrate. "We were overwhelmed by the generosity of St. Mary's parishioners," Temperos said. "We surpassed our parish goal for the first ...

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Saturday evening, I visited the Catholic Weymouth Collaborative of St. Jerome's and Immaculate Conception Parishes and celebrated Mass for them at St. Jerome's. Afterwards there was a dinner for clergy in the area.

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St. John's Prep plans new $24.9M wellness center


DANVERS -- St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers announced Jan. 28 its plans to build a new 78,000-square-foot wellness center. The two-story building, which will be completed in the fall of 2017, will offer room for St. John's 20 interscholastic high school sports and nine interscholastic middle school sports.

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March 2 'Friendraiser' is introduction to Ignatian Volunteer Corps


Many people want to volunteer their time and talent but don't know where to start. Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) strives to meet that need for people ages 50 and older. The program was begun in 1995 by two Jesuit priests, Fathers Jim Conroy and Charles Costello, as a way for mature men and women to use their life experiences in service to others. The priests combined the principle of direct service to the poor with a process of faith-based reflection rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

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40 Days for Life continues in 6 Mass. locations


HAVERHILL -- In 2015, 549 women entered Merrimack Valley Women's Health Services on Fridays, the day the Haverhill clinic typically performs abortions, and prayers were offered for each and every one. The faithful vigilers stand outside the clinic in all weather, all year round. Twice a year, they participate in 40 Days for Life, the campaign of peaceful protest, prayer and fasting where constant vigil is held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day for 40 days. The current campaign runs from Feb. 10 to March 20.

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Walsh proposes to rename Boston marine park for Ray Flynn


BOSTON -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh is supporting a recommendation by a city commission that the Boston Marine Industrial Park should be named for former Mayor Ray Flynn. Made by the Raymond L. Flynn Commission, a committee formed by order of the Boston City Council to find a way to commemorate the legacy of the former mayor, the recommendation asks that the industrial park be officially named The Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park.

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