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Pope and president should unite on common causeRaymond Flynn

Anytime a U.S. president is greeted at the Vatican by the pope, it is always one of the most widely attended media events in the world. This happens routinely, even when world events like world wars, ...

Easter: The season of faith Raymond Flynn

The Easter season is the holiest and truly most reflective periods in the Christian faith and when our values and beliefs are foremost on our mind. I recall attending daily religious ceremonies at the ...

Snow storms bring out the best in peopleRay Flynn

Waiting for the bus outside The New England Medical Center the other morning, a lady I recognized from the Chinatown community stopped and said, "Hello Mayor Flynn how are you? I saw you the other night ...

Sound moral judgments Ray Flynn

It's not just our political leaders who have a monopoly on sound moral opinions and judgements. Not surprisingly, the immediate opposition from religious leaders, including Catholics, to President Donald ...

A New Year's revolutionRaymond Flynn

After attending the 12:10 Mass at Mission Church in Roxbury on Tuesday, a couple of long-time area residents greeted us after the service us by saying, "Happy New Year Mayor Flynn, it's great to see you ...

A New Year's Revolution Raymond Flynn

After attending the 12:10 Mass at Mission Church in Roxbury on Tuesday, a couple of long-time area residents greeted us after the service us by saying, "Happy New Year Mayor Flynn, it's great to see you ...

A year of unityRay Flynn

Following the elevation of 17 new cardinals at the Vatican recently, I was interviewed by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) station from London. Wherever I travelled throughout the world, particularly ...

The unsung who do the work of saints Raymond Flynn

Next week at this time Kathy and I will be in Rome to attend the canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta. It is expected to be one of the largest events in Rome. People will come from all over the world ...