News & Press

2014 and 2015 Press Releases

2015

December
December 31, 2015 - Cardinal Sean's New Year's Message for 2016 
December 24, 2015 - Cardinal Sean’s Christmas Message
December 23, 2015 - Cardinal's Christmas and New Year's Schedule
December 22, 2015 - Lowell Catholic & St. Margaret School Join in Forming a Unified Pre-K through Grade 12 School
December 17, 2015 - Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley - Walking in the Path of the Good Samaritan
December 10, 2015 - Year of Mercy to Begin With the Opening of the Cathedral Holy Door
December 7, 2015 - CTV to air Holy Mass with Pope Francis, Opening of Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica Beginning of Year of Mercy  

December 2, 2015 - Cardinal, Mayor and Campaign for Catholic Schools Lead Re-Dedication of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus    
December 2, 2015 - Vatican Announces Worldwide Telecast Information for Opening of Year of Mercy, Christmas
 

November

October

October 29, 2015 - Uphams Crossing Dedication: Cardinal and Mayor Dedicate New Affordable Housing at Former St. Kevin's Parish Property
October 28, 2015 - Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley statement regarding release of Spotlight
October 23, 2015 - Historic bells from the former Holy Trinity Church will be lifted into place at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross
October 19, 2015 - Holy Trinity Bells moving to the Cathedral 
October 16, 2015 - CALLED TO SERVE – Twelve Men to be Ordained to the Permanent Diaconate 
October 15, 2015 - Archdiocese of Boston Statement Regarding Appeals Court Decision – St. Frances X. Cabrini 
October 7, 2015 - St. Benedict Elementary School South Natick's Newly Recognized Independent Catholic School
October 6, 2015 - Cardinal O’Malley: California Legalization Of Assisted Suicide “A Great Tragedy For Human Life”
October 6, 2015 - Advisory: U.S. Bishops’ Staff in Rome for Synod of Bishops on the Family
October 3, 2015 - Mass for Public Safety Personnel and Families on Sunday, October 4th 
October 2, 2015 - Respect Life Mass on Sunday, October 4th "Every Life Is Worth Saving" 

September 

September 30, 2015 - CatholicTV to air the Holy Mass for the Opening of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops and Extended Notre Dame Sunday Mass on October 4
September 30, 2015 - Mount Alvernia Academy Named Blue Ribbon School
September 25, 2015 - Cardinal Seán Speaks at the World Meeting of Families, Text of Remarks and Photos
September 24, 2015 - Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Cuba
September 24, 2015 - Cardinal Seán Prepares to deliver Keynote at the World Meeting of Families, The Pilot Interview on Cuba and Papal Pictures
September 23, 2015 - Papal Pictures of the Day: Papal Mass at Catholic University of America
September 20, 2015 - Video Message: Cardinal Seán from Cuba following Papal Mass 
September 18, 2015 - Marr Scholarships Awarded for Catholic School Students for 2015/16
September 18, 2015 - Pope Francis sends video message to Cuba on eve of his departure; Pope addresses Vatican Observatory symposium
September 17, 2015 - Cardinal Seán O’Malley Remarks Celebration of the Priesthood Dinner 2015 
September 17, 2015 - Cardinal Seán Boston Globe Op Ed: Pope Francis comes with a message of peace, acceptance
September 16, 2015 - Archdiocese of Boston Honors its Priests at Seventh Annual Dinner
September 16, 2015 - CatholicTV Press Release:  Papal Visit and World Meeting of Family Coverage from CatholicTV
September 14, 2015 - Cardinal O’Malley In 2015 Respect Life Month Message: ‘Every Life Is Worth Living’
September 9, 2015 - 13 Students from Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston Named As National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
September 8, 2015 - Motu proprio: the Pope reforms the procedures for declaration of marriage nullity
September 3, 2015 - Holy Mass of Thanksgiving for the 450th Anniversary of America’s First Church
September 2, 2015 - Statement of Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM, Cap

August


August 3, 2015: Cardinal O’Malley Urges Support for Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood  

July 

July 29, 2015 - Cardinal O’Malley: Planned Parenthood’s Work Reflects ‘Throwaway Culture’ Decried by Pope Francis
July 28, 2015 - Cardinal O’Malley Presents 2015 People of Life Awards
July 2, 2015 - CatholicTV Coverage of Pope Francis Trip to South America
July 2, 2015 - Cardinal Approves Phase One Parish Collaborative Pastoral Plans

June

June 30, 2015 - Vatican Releases Schedule of Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States; Archbishop Kurtz Voices ‘Joy and Gratitude’ of U.S. Catholics
June 26, 2015 - Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley's Statement on Supreme Court Decision 
June 20, 2015 - Mass of Remembrance, Monday, June 22
June 19, 2015 - NBCC Statement on Charleston Shootings
June 18, 2015 - Statement of Cardinal Sean O’Malley on “Laudato Si” 
June 18, 2015 - Cardinal's Statement on Tragic Events in Charleston

May 

 

April 


 

March

 

February

 February 10, 2015 - The Pastoral Center is closed today, February 10, 2015.
February 9, 2015 - Due to the long duration storm, the Pastoral Center will be closed today, February 9th. Further updates will occur late Monday if needed. Thank you. 
 February 8, 2015 - Winter Storm Watch
Febraury 8, 2015 - Archdiocese of Boston Places Rev. Thomas M. Gillespie on Administrative Leave of Absence
February 2, 2015 - Due to unpredictable snow totals and driving conditions for our staff, the Pastoral Center will be closed today. 

January

2014

December

December 24, 2014 - Cardinal's Christmas and New Year's Schedule
December 24, 2014 - A Christmas Message from Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. 
December 23, 2014 - CatholicTV's 72 Hours of Christmas Schedule
December 22, 2014 - Cardinal Sean Statement on Appointment of Most Reverend Christopher Christopher Coyne as Bishop-Elect of Burlington, Vermont
December 19, 2014 - Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus Gets Ready for Renovations
December 5, 2014 - Statement of Cardinal Seán O'Malley
December 5, 2014 - Advent Events in the Archdiocese of Boston
December 2, 2014 - Mass Celebrating People with Disabilities and Their Families

November

November 17, 2014 - Cardinal to Present 2014 Cheverus Awards  
November 11, 2014 - Veterans Day 2014: The Role of Military Chaplains 
November 4, 2014 - Honoring Our Veterans  

October

October 9, 2014 - Statement of Cardinal Seán on the passing of the Most Reverend John P. Boles, D.D.
October 7, 2014 - The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School Release Christmas in Harvard Square  


September 
September 26, 2014 - The CatholicTV Network Annual Telethon
September 25, 2014 - ‘ Faustina ’ Live Drama Brings a Modern Message of Mercy to Audiences Across the Nation

August

July

June

June 30, 2014 - Cardinal O’Malley statement on HHS mandate Supreme Court decision
June 27, 2014 - State of Catholic Education in The Archdiocese of Boston is Strong  

June 26, 2014 - Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Affirming Freedom of Speech for Pro-Life Americans  

June 17, 2014 - Major Relic of St. John Paul II to Visit Boston This Weekend  

June 12, 2014 - The CatholicTV Network to Broadcast the Documentary, The Francis Effect  

June 12, 2014 - Teens Lining Up For 75th Annual Boston CYO Golf Tournament 

 June 12, 2014 - New Catholic Health Foundation of Greater Boston, Inc. Makes First Grants 

June 11, 2014 - Media - For planning purposes - Office for Black Catholic Ministries and Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity celebrations 

June 6, 2014 - Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley statement on the Prayer for Peace - Vatican on Sunday, June 8, 2014 
June 06, 2014 -  The CatholicTV Network to Broadcast Pentecost Vigil Mass with Cardinal Seán O'Malley 
June 5, 2014 - Cardinal to Celebrate Regina Cleri Residence 50th anniversary in Service to Senior Priests  

May

 May 29, 2014 - Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Commonwealth on Proposed Firearm Legislation  

May 26, 2014 - Statement of the Archdiocese of Boston - Holy Father's plan to meet with survivors 

May 24, 2014 - Cardinal's Homily for the 2014 Ordination 

May 23, 2014 - Cardinal to Ordain Nine Priests 

May 21, 2014 - A Joint Letter on the Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem 

May 20, 2014 - "Let not your heart be troubled" - Address to Italian Bishops Plenary Meeting - World Cup 2014 in Brazil - US Embassy to Holy See in Anti-Trafficiking Partnernship with Women Religious - Missal and texts

May 16, 2014 - Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley - National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC, May 13, 2014 

May 12, 2014 - Media advisory - Mayor Menino bench dedication and Pastoral Center Service Week 

May 9, 2014 - Monday, May 12th Catholic Events in response to black mass at Harvard 

May 8, 2014 - Statement of the Archdiocese of Boston Regarding Black Mass at Harvard 

April

April 30, 2014 - Mass to celebrate the canonization of Saint John Paul II and the change of name for Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy to Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy 

April 23, 2014 - The CatholicTV Network to Provide Canonization Coverage 

April 21, 2014 - Blessing of Boston Marathon Runners 

April 15, 2014 - Cardinal Seán's Chrism Mass Homily 

April 14, 2014 - Media Advisory - Chrism Mass 

April 9, 2014 - The CatholicTV Network to Broadcast Special Holy Week Schedule 

April 9, 2014 - 2014 Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Family Festival and Conference 

April 9, 2014 - Holy Week 2014 Schedule 

April 3, 2014 - The Francis Effect - A Lecture by John Allen on May 4, 2014 

April 1, 2014 - USCCB Mass on the US-Mexico Border 

March

March 31, 2014 - Mass on the Border to be streamed and photo blogged live from Nogales 

March 28, 2014 - Media advisory - Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury Vigil Service 

March 26, 2014 - Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley statement on today's tragic fire 

March 26, 2014 - Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the USCCB Committee on Migration to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border on a ‘Mission for Migrants’ 

March 26, 2014 - Mass on the Border links 

March 23, 2014 - Resurrection Cantata and Music Drama by Bryan Jeffery Leech, Schedule of Performances 

March 22, 2014 - Holy Father Francis institutes the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors 

March 20, 2014 - Advisory - Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the USCCB Committee on Migration to Visit 

March 19, 2014 - The Value of a Just Wage - A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts 

March 13, 2014 - The CatholicTV Network to air the National Basilica Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of the First Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis 

March 13, 2014 - Archdiocese of Boston and Catholic TV media coverage on the occasion of the First Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis 

March 13, 2014 Archdiocese of Boston: The Light is on For You - Lent 

March 12, 2014 - Cardinal Seán O'Malley to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Mass 

March 12, 2014 - Novena To St. Patrick 

March 6, 2014 - Cardinal Appoints Rev. Brian Kiely Episcopal Vicar for the West Region 

March 5, 2014 - Photo release - Cardinal Seán and Ash Wednesday Mass, March 5, 2014 

March 4, 2014 - Ash Wednesday Masses and Services for March 5 as of 3:30pm 

March 4, 2014 - Masses for World Peace and the Ukraine situation tomorrow Wednesday, March 5 

February

February 27, 2014 - Cardinal Appoints Rev. James Flavin Episcopal Vicar for the Central Region 

February 25, 2014 - The Making of "Son of God" Special to Air on The CatholicTV Network

February 24, 2014 - Press Release: New Coordination Structure for Economic and Administrative Affairs of the Holy See and the Vatican State 

February 20, 2014 - Cardinal Launches the 2014 Catholic Appeal 

February 14, 2014 - Cardinal Appoints Rev. Gerard Petringa Episcopal Vicar for the North Region 

February 13, 2014 - Four Vietnamese Seminarians to be Ordained on February 15th 

February 7, 2014 - The CatholicTV Network to Broadcast the Installation Mass of Bishop Robert Deeley Live 

February 5, 2014 - Pastoral Center Closure 

February 4, 2014 - Archdiocese of Boston Places Rev. Joseph F. Byrne on Administrative Leave of Absence 

February 4, 2014 - Office of Risk Management Risk Alert No. 2014-02, RE: Winter Storm Warning in Effect

February 3, 2014 - Cardinal Names Most Rev. Peter J. Uglietto, S.T.D. Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Boston 

January

January 29, 2014 - Catholic Giving is on the Rise in Boston 

January 29, 2014 - Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Announces Changes to the Mattapan and Lower Mills 

January 23, 2014 - Unprecedented Array to Unite Around Modern Martyrs January 25th At 2pm, Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston 

January 23, 2014 - Cardinal Names Bishop Robert F. Hennessey Auxiliary Bishop for the Merrimack Region 

January 22, 2014 - March For Life Vigil Mass - January 21, 2014 - Homily by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston and Chair of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

January 22, 2014 - Pope Francis' Address at General Audience - "Division of Christians must stop" 

January 14, 2014 - More Than 750 Young Adults from Boston Attending the March for Life in Washington 

January 13, 2014 - Disciples in Mission Phase Two Pastors Announced 

January 13, 2014 - An Ecumenical Prayer for the Martyrs 

January 8, 2014 - To Date $819,000 Raised In Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston to Aid in the Relief Efforts for People and Areas Affected by Typhoon Haiyan 

January 6, 2014 - Historic Visit to Be Recalled at Sudbury Church 

January 2, 2014 - Pastoral Center Closure