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Labor Day Mass to support local workers


BOSTON -- The Archdiocese of Boston will celebrate a Mass of solidarity with janitors who up until recently faced layoffs at the hands of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Aug. 30, at Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel in South Boston.

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Pilot launches 'Echoes' online opinion portal


BRAINTREE -- This week, The Pilot launched a preview of a new online portal to present varied takes on current issues and events from a Catholic perspective. The new portal, called Echoes, puts all of The Pilot's opinion, analysis and editorial content in one place, providing content beyond what is available in the printed edition, at Echoes.TheBostonPilot.com.

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Two schools receive $100K Catholic Schools Foundation Prize Grant


BOSTON -- The Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) has announced that it will award a shared $100,000 grant to Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton and Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole designed to help the schools collaboratively plan and launch a new, innovative curriculum. The funding will allow the schools to enhance the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum with key lessons from religion and the arts.

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Father Robert Labrie and Father Richard Casey named senior priests


Two priests, veterans of multifaceted ministries over their restive years of ordination have been granted senior priest/retirement status by Cardinal O'Malley. Father Robert G. Labrie A Peabody native, Father Labrie attended the archdiocesan seminaries at Jamaica Plain and Brighton and was ordained by Cardinal Cushing at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Feb. 3, 1964.

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Father James Achadinha pastor in Gloucester


The announcement of the collaborative in Cape Ann, which consists of two Gloucester parishes, but serves that city and neighboring Rockport as well was not a surprise to parishioners. They had been well prepared for it by the previous pastors and assigned priests.

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This week's edition » National News

Groups lash out at new opt-out rules for HHS mandate


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pro-life groups that have battled with the federal government since the first rules were issued on contraceptive coverage in 2012 derided the government's latest rules allowing religious institutions -- and potentially some for-profit companies -- to opt out of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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This week's edition » International News

Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist


NEW YORK (CNS) -- Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of James Foley, a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. In an Aug. 22 interview on NBC's "Today" show, John and Diane Foley briefly described the previous day's discussion with the pope, in which they spoke of shared grief at the death of loved ones.

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