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We all need to work togetherCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Following is the homily delivered by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at a Mass for racial justice and healing celebrated at Castle Island in South Boston June 13. It is a privilege for me today to join with ...

The 'evil and moral cancer' of racism Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Here is a letter to the faithful signed by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, June 5. Dearly Beloved in Christ, For four hundred and one years this land, which would become the United ...

My letter to the faithfulCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

(Beginning in Lent, Cardinal O'Malley has periodically issued letters to different communities within the archdiocese addressing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Previous letters have been issued ...

Floyd's killing was 'morally wrong' Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Below is a May 30 statement from Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital ...

Cardinal's Palm Sunday homilyCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

I am sure that we all have great memories of many celebrations of Palm Sunday in the past. The beginning of Holy Week with a procession of the palms is usually a celebration marked by enthusiasm and excitement. ...

Cardinal's letter on ROE Act Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Following is the text of the letter Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley asked to be read at all Masses Jan. 18-19 urging Catholics to contact their legislators in opposition to the so-called ROE Act. As we proceed ...

Cardinal O'Malley issues statement on El Paso, Dayton ShootingsCardinal Sean P. O'Malley

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement Monday, Aug. 5, 2019: The mass murder of 31 innocent people in a 24 hour period, fueled by hate and disregard for human life, is unacceptable ...

Shutdown 'violates the social contract' Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement Jan. 18: Governing the democracy of the United States is always a challenging task. It requires not only intelligence, expertise and experience ...