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  • Cardinal O'Malley appoints Mears as superintendent of Catholic Schools

    BRAINTREE -- The Archdiocese of Boston announced July 25 that Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has appointed Kathleen Power Mears as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Boston. Mears will take the helm of the second-largest educational system in the Commonwealth, educating over 40,000 students in 119 schools last year, effective Sept. 15.

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  • Mall chapels bring faith to the marketplace -- literally

    BRAINTREE -- Speaking in 2013, Cardinal O'Malley said, "Thomas a Kempis said if there was only one Mass celebrated once a year, in one place, by one priest, everyone in Christendom would spend their whole life trying to get there, to be able to attend Mass at least once during their life, but we have Mass everywhere -- even in the malls."

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  • Vatican phone call bolsters faith of grieving Wakefield mother

    WAKEFIELD -- For Wakefield resident Stephanie Nicolo Mother's Day this year was similar to others she and her family have celebrated in the past. She, her son Eric Daigle and a family friend enjoyed the special day by having dinner at a nice restaurant in Boston. She had no idea at the time that this Mother's Day would be their last together.

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  • New Mass. clinic access bill called 'unnecessary'

    BRAINTREE -- In response to a unanimous Supreme Court decision in June striking down a law providing a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics, state lawmakers have proposed a new bill that pro-life advocates say is unnecessary and will again curtail free speech.

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  • Bishop Edyvean retires as auxiliary bishop

    On June 29 Pope Francis accepted the resignation as auxiliary of the archdiocese offered last October by Bishop Walter J. Edyvean. The date of the announcement, the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul was also the thirteenth anniversary of the announcement of then Msgr. Edyvean's selection as titular bishop of Aeliae and auxiliary of the archdiocese.

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  • Pope Francis makes changes in Boston province

    While The Pilot staff was on hiatus, Pope Francis has been busy making changes in the leadership of dioceses in the Boston province -- states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. If there were an "official box" for these appointments it would be as follows:

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  • Harvard professor calls for 1000-minister anti-casino conference

    CAMBRIDGE -- Stand For Democracy, a group of Harvard students, faculty, and alumni, brought together organizers, activists, community leaders, Harvard students, and faculty with members of the state's religious communities, July 15, to advocate for the good of communities opposed to casino gambling in their neighborhoods or adjacent communities.

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