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Nigerian Catholic Community celebrates 25th year

Nigerian Catholic Community celebrates 25th yearROXBURY -- The Nigerian Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Boston welcomed the native Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, July 26, to celebrate their 25th anniversary at St. Katharine Drexel Parish.

Mears named new superintendent of Catholic Schools

Mears named new superintendent of Catholic SchoolsBRAINTREE -- The Archdiocese of Boston announced July 25 that Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has appointed Kathleen Power Mears as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Boston.

Franklin parish adds bone marrow registry sign-up to parish feast

Franklin parish adds bone marrow registry sign-up to parish feastFRANKLIN -- Thanks to the efforts of young-adult parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Franklin, parishioners will not only be able to enjoy themselves at the parish's annual St. Rocco Festival, they may also be able to help cure someone of a life-threatening disease, as well.

75th Boston CYO Golf Tournament was a 'great success'

75th Boston CYO Golf Tournament was a 'great success'

CANTON ? Andrew Boyle walked off with a hard-fought, 1-up victory over Michael Breviglia of Canton in the Senior Division of the 75th annual Boston CYO Golf Tournament.

'Imagine Iraq without Christians. It's nothing,' says local Syriac Catholic

'Imagine Iraq without Christians. It's nothing,' says local Syriac CatholicBRAINTREE -- One Iraqi Christian living in the Boston area said the faith flourishes in times of suffering, such as in recent weeks as he saw friends, family and members of his own Syriac Catholic community driven from their ancestral home in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Cardinal O'Malley urges prayers for Iraqi Christians

Cardinal O'Malley urges prayers for Iraqi ChristiansBRAINTREE -- In a July 25 posting on his blog, CardinalSeansBlog.org, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley reacted to recent incidents of persecution against Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Cardinal O'Malley calls new Mass. buffer zone law "unjust"

Cardinal O'Malley calls new Mass. buffer zone law "unjust"BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley is calling a new law to create buffer zones around abortion clinics in Massachusetts "an unjust limitation on free speech."

Hike, Mass bring young adults closer to God through nature

Hike, Mass bring young adults closer to God through natureJAFFREY, N.H. -- For a group of young Catholics who hiked up Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., July 12, the trek presented more than an opportunity to enjoy nature, but an opportunity to experience the realities of their faith in beauty created by God.

Cardinal says Church will support immigrant children if housed in Mass.

Cardinal says Church will support immigrant children if housed in Mass.BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley was among the local clergy who joined Governor Deval Patrick at a press conference, July 18, when the governor announced that two Massachusetts military bases could be used to house some of the influx of children coming to the United States over the border with Mexico.

Mall chapels bring faith to the marketplace -- literally

Mall chapels bring faith to the marketplace -- literallyBRAINTREE -- Speaking in 2013, Cardinal O'Malley said, "Thomas a Kempis said if there was only one Mass celebrated once a year, in one place, by one priest, everyone in Christendom would spend their whole life trying to get there, to be able to attend Mass at least once during their life, but we have Mass everywhere -- even in the malls."
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