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BOSTON (April 18, 2013) - Representatives of faith communities across Boston and Massachusetts gathedred in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Thursday morning for an Interfaith Prayer Service called "Healing Our City" in response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. In addition to a reflection from Cardinal Seán, remarks were heard from Rev. Liz Walker, Roxbury Presbyterian Church; Metrpolitan Methodios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston; Rev. Nancy Taylor, Old South Church; Rabbie Ronne Friedman, Temple Israel; Nasser Wedaddy, American Islamic Congress; Rev. Roberte Miranda, Congregación León de Judá; and Bishop John M. Borders, Morning Star Baptist Church.Also offering remarks were Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and President Barack Obama.Musical selections were heard from the Cathedral Festival Choir, the Boston Children's Chorus, and members of other church choirs from across the city.
THE HOLY LAND (April 12, 2013) - Cardinal Seán and a group of 29 priests of the Archdiocese of Boston have traveled on an Easter pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week, and they're bringing the readers of TheGoodCatholicLife.com blog along with them.On the fifth day of their pilgrimage, the pilgrims awoke in the Holy City of Jerusalem and started with an audience with an assistant to the Latin Patriarch of the Holy Land, His Beatitude Fouad Twal; then continued to the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of St. Peter Gallicantu, the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, and the Church of the Pater Noster; to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount; returning to the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem, where the pilgrims are staying.All this week, our colleague George Martell is traveling with the pilgrimage, embedded with the Cardinal and his priests so we can bring you photos, blogs, videos, and audio reports from the Holy Land from the pilgrims at such places as the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mount Carmel, the Sea of Galilee, the Church of the Transfiguration, Qumran, the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Upper Room, and more. This once in a lifetime opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus with Cardinal Seán and the Archdiocese's priests as an Easter retreat experience.Please stay tuned to www.thegoodcatholiclife.com, as well as www.BostonCatholicPhotos.com and www.YouTube.com/BostonCatholic and our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/bostoncatholic and Twitter account: www.twitter.com/bostoncatholic for the latest updates from the Holy Land.
THE HOLY LAND (April 11, 2013) - Cardinal Seán and a group of 29 priests of the Archdiocese of Boston have traveled on an Easter pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week, and they're bringing the readers of TheGoodCatholicLife.com blog along with them.On the fourth day of their pilgrimage, the group took their leave of the Domus Galilaeae center where they had stayed for the beginning of their trip; ascended Mount Tabor to celebrate Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration; renewed their baptismal vows in the Jordan River; visited Qumran, where the hidden library of the Essenes, the Dead Sea Scrolls, were found in 1947; and stopped in Jericho to see the sycamore tree climbed by Zaccheus to see Jesus and the traditional Mount of the Temptation before arriving in the Holy City of Jerusalem.All this week, our colleague George Martell is traveling with the pilgrimage, embedded with the Cardinal and his priests so we can bring you photos, blogs, videos, and audio reports from the Holy Land from the pilgrims at such places as the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mount Carmel, the Sea of Galilee, the Church of the Transfiguration, Qumran, the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Upper Room, and more. This once in a lifetime opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus with Cardinal Seán and the Archdiocese's priests as an Easter retreat experience.
BOSTON (March 30, 2013) - The Easter Vigil of the Resurrection of the Lord was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston, and included the reception of several individuals into full communion with the Catholic Church, through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic/
BOSTON (March 29, 2013) - Cardinal Seán led the presentation of Passion of the Lord for Good Friday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Bishop Robert Hennessey delivered the homily followed by the veneration of the Cross, in a crucifix that contains a relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic/
BOSTON (March 28, 2013) - Cardinal Seán celebrated the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the beginning of the Sacred Triduum as Holy Week gathers to the penultimate moment.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic/
BOSTON (March 27, 2013) - Bishop Robert Deeley presided over the Office of Tenebrae at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, a service of the Hours of Lauds and Matins for the final three days of Holy Week, which includes the extinguishing of candles and praying of psalms until it ends in darkness and one candle remains.
BOSTON (March 26, 2013) - Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap, celebrated the Chrism Mass on Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.In many dioceses the Chrism Mass is celebrated on Holy Thursday morning, but in Boston it is celebrated on Tuesday of Holy Week. Cardinal Seán celebrates the Mass with as many of the priests of the Archdiocese whose duties allow and he blesses the holy oils that will be used throughout the next year in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick. The priests then bring those oils back to their home parishes.The Mass was broadcast live on CatholicTV on cable and satellite and their website. Cardinal Seán's homily was to be made available as audio later on The Good Catholic Life radio program and on their website at TheGoodCatholicLife.com.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic/
Cardinal Seán O'Malley OFM Cap celebrated Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic/
ROME (March 8, 2013) - Celebrating Mass at the tomb of Bl. John Paul II in St. Peter's, interviewing in the streets, and being interviewed by Lisa Hughes of WBZ-TV in Boston.Scot Landry and George Martell of Pilot New Media and The Good Catholic Life radio program have journeyed to Rome during these historic days of the upcoming papal conclave to give a unique perspective on these events from a Boston Catholic's perspective.In addition to this Flickr page, you may also find our reports at www.thegoodcatholiclife.com and www.facebook.com/bostoncatholic and www.twitter.com/bostoncatholic