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  • Red Sox hold Catholic Night at Fenway

    BACK BAY -- The thousands of baseball fans seated in the stands at Fenway Park erupted into applause and cheers as students from St. Paul's Choir School in Cambridge finished the last note of the National Anthem as players for the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants began to put their caps back on their heads, July 19.

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  • MCC urges caution on Transgender Bill implementation

    BRAINTREE -- In the hours following the July 8 signing of a bill by Governor Charlie Baker that will allow transgender individuals in Massachusetts to use restrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference (MCC) issued a statement urging caution on how the law will be implemented.

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  • Medical Mission Sister who served in Boston joins London leadership team

    PHILADELPHIA -- Sister Rosemary Ryan, MMS, a long-time resident of Boston, recently became a member of the Medical Mission Sisters' new International Leadership Team in London. She will serve alongside her Community's Society Coordinator, a Medical Mission Sister from India, and other elected Team Members from Ghana, Indonesia and Peru. For many years, she served as a hospice medical director in Boston and surrounding towns.

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  • Portugal presents Cardinal O'Malley with highest national honor

    BRAINTREE -- The Portuguese government presented Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley with its highest honor in recognition of his service to the Portuguese community. The Grand Cross of Prince Henry the Navigator was awarded to Cardinal O'Malley by President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa during a ceremony at Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, June 28, following an address given by the cardinal at the university as part of a conference on Pope Francis and the challenges of the modern-day Church.

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  • Archdiocese announces leadership and parish appointments

    BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley announced July 18 a series of leadership and parish appointments. The appointments follow the June 3, 2016 announcement that Pope Francis named Bishops-elect Robert Reed and Mark O'Connell Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Boston. Their episcopal ordination will take place on August 24, 2016 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

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  • Prayer service supports Tufts workers

    SOMERVILLE -- Around two dozen custodians employed by Tufts University gathered together to pray for peace during their ongoing contract negotiations with the university at a June 13 prayer service held at St. Clement Church in Somerville.

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  • Msgr. Fay named director of archdiocesan Pontifical Mission Societies

    BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley announced June 29 that he has appointed Msgr. William P. Fay, as the director of the Pontifical Mission Societies for the Archdiocese of Boston, which include the archdiocesan office of the Propagation of the Faith. Msgr. Fay will continue as Director of Campus Ministry. He recently completed his service as interim Director of the Formation Program for the Permanent Diaconate. His appointment is effective July 1.

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