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  • Catholic doctors, lawyers encouraged to build 'civilization of love'

    BOSTON -- The Archdiocese of Boston's Catholic Lawyers' Guild and the Guild of St. Luke for healthcare workers came together for the combined celebration of the Red Mass and the White Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Oct. 26. The Mass was followed by a luncheon and a keynote speech from U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Kenneth Hackett.

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Convocation links social justice, evangelization


BRAINTREE -- The sixth annual Archdiocesan Justice Convocation themed "Social Justice -- a Pastoral Priority for the New Evangelization," Oct. 25, brought an overview on social justice including perspectives explored in the writings of Pope Francis together with a focus on how that can be applied in the parish.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Thursday evening (10/16), I went to Chestnut Hill to visit Mother Olga Yaqob and her sisters, the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, a new religious community in the archdiocese that is thriving. We had a Mass and dinner with the sisters, as well as a number of their friends and supporters who were present. Father Robert McCreary was also with us at the Mass. He has been helping the sisters in his role as spiritual director and has been helping them draft their constitution. The Mass was held outdoors in a tent, but despite the rain it was a very beautiful occasion. The sisters sang a number of songs for us and it was an opportunity for people to hear Mother Olga speak about the progress that the community has made in the last few years.

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Catholic doctors, lawyers encouraged to build 'civilization of love'


BOSTON -- The Archdiocese of Boston's Catholic Lawyers' Guild and the Guild of St. Luke for healthcare workers came together for the combined celebration of the Red Mass and the White Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Oct. 26. The Mass was followed by a luncheon and a keynote speech from U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Kenneth Hackett.

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Faith leaders rally in support of casino ban, sick leave ballot questions


CAMBRIDGE -- Local faith leaders met at Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, Oct. 22, to pray and speak in solidarity with the "Yes for Justice Campaign" in support of families and communities. A collaboration between Stand for Democracy and the Massachusetts Community Action Network (MCAN), the "Yes For Justice Interfaith Prayer Rally: Towards a New Dawn" brought together priests, imams, rabbis, preachers and laity of various communities in support of a "yes" vote in November on ballot initiatives Question 3 and Question 4. A "yes" vote on Question 3 supports repeal of current Massachusetts casino gambling laws, while a "yes" vote on Question 4 supports guaranteed paid sick leave for all workers in Massachusetts.

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Pope St. John XXIII Seminary celebrates Alumni Days


A record number of alumni priests returned to Weston on Oct. 21-22 as Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary celebrated Alumni Days in a special way in honor of its 50th anniversary year. The two-day celebration featured keynote presentations by Kenneth Hackett, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and Father Charles Healey, SJ, on the 50-year history of the seminary.

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Cardinal appoints new vicars forane


Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of vicars forane for the 20 vicariates forane of the archdiocese. The effective date of the appointment of each vicar forane was Oct. 1, 2014; and the term of appointment is for three years.

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Pope Francis says Pope Benedict was a 'great pope'


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI is a perfect example of how intellectual knowledge and scientific curiosity do not lead a person further from God, but can strengthen their love for God and for his human creatures, Pope Francis said.

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