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  • Grant to help Catholic Charities expand outreach

    DORCHESTER -- As volunteers gathered to help bundle Thanksgiving meals for those in need, Catholic Charities of Boston announced Nov. 19 it has received a significant grant that will enable the agency to expand its outreach.

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Grant to help Catholic Charities expand outreach


DORCHESTER -- As volunteers gathered to help bundle Thanksgiving meals for those in need, Catholic Charities of Boston announced Nov. 19 it has received a significant grant that will enable the agency to expand its outreach.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


On Saturday morning, we held our 13th annual Archdiocesan Social Justice Convocation, which was held in a virtual format once again this year. We began our gathering with a video Mass, which I celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross along with Father Phong Pham and a group of his parishioners from Blessed Andrew Phu-Yen Parish.

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Discussion highlights legacy of Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete


CHICAGO -- A virtual panel discussion took place on Nov. 18 promoting a new book, "The Relevance of the Stars: Christ, Culture, and Destiny," a collection of essays and talks by the late physicist and theologian Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, who was one of the leaders of Communion and Liberation in the U.S.

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This week's edition » National News

Congress urged to pass Conscience Protection Act for health care workers


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., has urged Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act. It would amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit government discrimination against health care providers who, on serious moral or religious grounds, strongly object to participating in medical procedures, namely abortion.

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Faith learned young has lingering hold on emerging writer


Novelist Julie Courtney Sullivan describes herself as a bit of an outlier in a traditional Irish Catholic family from Massachusetts. Professionally known as "J. Courtney Sullivan," the under-40 writer is author of five generally well-received novels that some reviewers have praised for their freshness, character development and poignancy to the times.

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This week's edition » International News

Papal spotlight: Migration is major theme of trip to Cyprus and Greece


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will draw the world's attention to migration once again as he visits Cyprus and Greece in early December. The number of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos -- where Pope Francis will fly Dec. 5 -- is a fraction of what it was when he visited in 2016 and took 12 Syrian refugees back to Rome with him.

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Vatican trial raises more questions than answers


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- At the ongoing Vatican trial involving alleged embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of office, the defense has raised more questions about the prosecution's handling of the investigation into the Vatican's questionable majority share purchase of a London property.

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