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  • Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus' tomb signals new cooperation

    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule -- the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection -- was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian churches, including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

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Cardinal celebrates St. Patrick's Day at cathedral


SOUTH END -- Standing near the altar, a statue of St. Patrick gazed down upon hundreds of potted shamrocks, emerald green, and the many parishioners who had come to celebrate the feast day of the archdiocese's patron saint, March 17, during a noon Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


...I traveled to Washington to attend the board meeting of The Catholic University of America. That evening I gave a talk to a Catholic University vocation discernment group followed by a question and answer period.

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Archdiocesan high school champions


As the winter sports season comes to an end, The Pilot sends congratulations to the following schools for winning division and state titles. Basketball Archbishop Williams girls basketball won the Division 3/South Title and the Division 3 state title on March 18 and end the season at 22-4.

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Catholic Charities conducts immigrant rights presentations


BRAINTREE -- In an effort to educate immigrants on their legal rights, especially in light of the Trump administration's new directives concerning undocumented immigrants, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston has been offering "Know Your Rights" presentations in locations across the archdiocese.

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This week's edition » National News

Cardinal Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore's 14th archbishop, who was an international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations and the driving force behind the restoration of America's first cathedral, died March 23 at his residence at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville. He was 86.

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In talk with top diplomat, bishop stresses church concern for common good


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace met with the country's top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, March 23, for a policy-packed 35-minute conversation about immigration, the Middle East, Africa and the role of the Catholic Church's efforts toward building "the common good."

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School vouchers gain support, see smoother path ahead


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Things are looking up for school vouchers. Although there is currently more talk than action on school vouchers -- scholarships used for private school tuition -- the conversation about them has moved from education circles to the highest levels of government as they are discussed by President Donald Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and members of Congress.

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This week's edition » International News

Church leaders: Restoration on Jesus' tomb signals new cooperation


JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Less than a year after restoration work began, the Edicule -- the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection -- was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian churches, including Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

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World needs those who can bring God's hope, consolation, pope says


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God's presence and love everywhere, Pope Francis said. God "never tires of loving us" as he "takes care of us, dressing our wounds with the caress of his goodness and his mercy, meaning, he consoles us and he never tires of consoling us," the pope said during his general audience in St. Peter's Square March 22.

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