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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 'Lots of tears' at chapel services, says priest serving Parliament

    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- The Catholic duty priest to the British Parliament said people were weeping at prayer services the day after the Westminster terror attack. The priest, Father Pat Browne, said he arrived at Parliament about two minutes after the March 22 attack and was sent home by police.

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  • Cardinal O'Malley chairs child protection seminar in Rome

    ROME (CNS) -- There is absolutely no excuse for not implementing concrete measures to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse, said Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston. "Let there be no doubt about it: Pope Francis is thoroughly committed to rooting out the scourge of sex abuse in the church," he said, and "effectively making our church safe for all people demands our collaboration on all levels."

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  • Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

    Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis has voiced his sorry and solidarity for the victims and their families, entrusting them and the nation to God’s mercy.

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  • Dublin prepares for 2018 World Meeting of Families

    Dublin, Ireland, Mar 23, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- Just a little more than a year away, the Archdiocese of Dublin released a video Wednesday inviting families from around the world to come together in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018.

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  • What the bishop who resisted the Nazis can teach us today

    Münster, Germany, Mar 22, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- When Father Clemens August von Galen was consecrated Bishop of Münster in October 1933, he chose for his episcopal motto Nec laudibus, nec timore – neither by praises nor by fear, which summed up his ministry throughout Germany's Nazi period.

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  • 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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