'Wednesday (3/1) was, of course, Ash Wednesday, and as has been our practice in recent years we held a Lenten retreat for our staff at the Pastoral Center.' Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org
This week it was announced that Marie Collins has resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. This represents a great loss for our commission because Marie was a very eloquent advocate for child protection. However, I am very pleased that, despite her decision to step away from the commission, she is still very willing to work with us in the formation programs that the commission will be conducting for Church leadership, members of the Curia and bishops conferences.
Visit with Jesuit provincial
Last Friday (2/24), Father John Cecero, SJ, the provincial of the newly formed USA Northeast Province of the Jesuits came to pay me a visit. He was accompanied by Father Robert Keane, SJ, Rector of the Jesuit Community at Boston College.
The Jesuits are the largest religious community in the Archdiocese of Boston and are involved in so many different ministries, beginning with education at Boston College and Boston College High School, as well as at Ignatius Parish and their newly refurbished retreat house in Gloucester.