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    CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 CNA.- After controversy surrounding the film “Cuties,” Netflix subscribers are cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an industry magazine has reported. The film’s release on the streaming service ...

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  • Netflix sees cancelations spike after 'Cuties' controversy

    CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 CNA.- After controversy surrounding the film “Cuties,” Netflix subscribers are cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an industry magazine has reported. The film’s release on the streaming service ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Friday, I celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit to begin the academic year at our Redemptoris Mater Seminary. We also took advantage of the occasion to have the institution of lectors and acolytes. Javier Padilla was instituted as a lector, and ...

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  • Local TPS holders rally following court ruling setback

    BOSTON -- Less than 24 hours after a federal appeals court handed down a long-awaited decision regarding legal immigration status, recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and their families, friends, and allies organized a press conference on ...

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Netflix sees cancelations spike after 'Cuties' controversy


CNA Staff, Sep 18, 2020 CNA.- After controversy surrounding the film “Cuties,” Netflix subscribers are cancelling the service at eight times the normal rate, an industry magazine has reported. The film’s release on the streaming service has triggered sustained backlash from customers and commentators for its sexualized presentation of a group of 11-year old girls.

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House passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act called 'huge win for women'


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd said House passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Sept. 17 is a "huge win for women." The measure, H.R. 2694, prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected "by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." This applies to private sector employers with over 15 employees as well as public sector employers.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Friday, I celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit to begin the academic year at our Redemptoris Mater Seminary. We also took advantage of the occasion to have the institution of lectors and acolytes. Javier Padilla was instituted as a lector, and Francis Trewin, and Diego Alejandro Pena were instituted as acolytes.

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Former Rochester pastor defrocked


BRAINTREE -- On Sept. 11, the archdiocese announced that the Holy See has dismissed John P. Lyons from the clerical state. This means that he may no longer function in any capacity as a priest. Born in 1928, Lyons was ordained in February 1955. His first assignment was at Immaculate Conception Parish in Weymouth, where he served until 1964. After that, he served at Our Lady of Presentation in Brighton until 1982, followed by a year at St. Anselm Parish in Sudbury. After a leave of health, he served as associate pastor of St. Nicholas Parish in West Abington from 1984 to 1986. He served as the pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Rochester from 1986-2002.

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