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Boston joins nationwide Planned Parenthood protest

Boston joins nationwide Planned Parenthood protestBOSTON -- "We have been silent too long," Father Michael McNamara told the more than 300 people praying and protesting outside the Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.

Presidential race stirs immigration debate

The nation's Catholic bishops are unequivocal in their support for immigration reform that would include a so-called pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States without legal documents.

Seminary hosts Mass for pilgrims travelling to Cuba during pope's visit

Seminary hosts Mass for pilgrims travelling to Cuba during pope's visitBRIGHTON -- Local Catholics heading to Cuba during the pope's visit in September gathered for a Mass at St. John's Seminary Aug. 20 to receive the Blessing of the Pilgrims from rector Msgr. James P. Moroney.

Relics of St. Maria Goretti to visit Cathedral in October

Relics of St. Maria Goretti to visit Cathedral in OctoberBOSTON -- The body of St. Mary Goretti will be brought to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Oct. 5 as part of a historic first trip to the United States.

Seminarian Spotlight: Kevin Staley-Joyce

Seminarian Spotlight: Kevin Staley-JoyceHome town and state -- Boston, Mass. High School -- The Roxbury Latin School Seminary Attending -- Pontifical North American College, Fourth Theology

The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary -- Then and now

The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary -- Then and now"My daughters will cross the seas," predicted Anne Marie Rivier, foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. Little did she know how many times and how many seas her sisters would cross in the more than 200 years since the Congregation's foundation.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

From Cardinal Seán's blogLast week I had the joy of presiding at the Mass to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas in Galway, Ireland.

Collaborative takes evangelization to the streets

Collaborative takes evangelization to the streetsLOWELL -- As parishes in collaborative ministry move toward a focus on intentional discipleship in the new evangelization, priests and parishioners in the Archdiocese of Boston are looking for new ways to bring the Church to those who have drifted away.

Boston Army chaplain featured in upcoming PBS documentary

Boston Army chaplain featured in upcoming PBS documentaryWASHINGTON -- An upcoming public television documentary will feature the work of a Boston priest whose service as a military chaplain took him from bases in the U.S. to the frontlines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dorchester priests see outreach as key to quelling city violence

BOSTON -- Father Richard C. "Doc" Conway was about to attend an Aug. 17 meeting of clergy with the Boston mayor and police officials to address a spike in city violence when he happened upon the aftermath of a recent shooting.
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