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Cardinal presents Cheverus Medals for service

Cardinal presents Cheverus Medals for serviceSOUTH END -- Without the work of dedicated men and women like this year's 116 Cheverus Award Medal recipients, the mission of the Archdiocese of Boston would grind to a halt, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley said at the Nov. 23 vespers prayer service on at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to present the awards.

Cardinal, officials break ground on new Seaport chapel

Cardinal, officials break ground on new Seaport chapelSOUTH BOSTON -- South Boston parishioners, developers, politicians and representatives of the archdiocese came together Nov. 21 to break ground for the new Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel at 51 Seaport Boulevard in South Boston.

Smith, DesRoses honored at Healy Award Dinner

Smith, DesRoses honored at Healy Award DinnerRANDOLPH -- Lorraine "Ma" Smith and Lorna DesRoses received recognition for their work on behalf of the Black Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Boston at the 21st annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner, held Nov. 21 at Lombardo's in Randolph.

Archdiocese of Boston schools placed on AP District Honor Roll

BRAINTREE -- Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office is being honored for the first time by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

Cardinal O'Malley's statement on immigration

The following statement was released by the Archdiocese of Boston Nov. 22, the day after President Barack Obama announced a package of administrative actions on immigration.

Father Albert Stankard granted senior priest status

Father Albert Stankard granted senior priest statusFather Albert Stankard, who has been active in several parishes with large Hispanic populations, has been granted senior priest retirement status effective Sept. 1, 2014. Cardinal Seán O'Malley announced the retirement several weeks ago.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

From Cardinal Seán's blogFriday (11/14), I celebrated the funeral Mass for Father Bob Boyle who had been retired for many years, but is still fondly remembered by many of his former parishioners. He had also served as the principal of Cathedral High School, among the other posts that he held during his long and fruitful ministry as a priest of the archdiocese.

New Seaport chapel 'will embrace the history of generations'

New Seaport chapel 'will embrace the history of generations'BOSTON -- The groundbreaking for the new location of the Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, Nov. 21, will mark the continuation of more than half a century of prayer and faith in South Boston's Seaport District.

Deceased deacons and wives remembered at memorial Mass

Deceased deacons and wives remembered at memorial Mass Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley presided over the annual memorial Mass for deceased deacons and wives of the Archdiocese of Boston, celebrated Nov. 15 at the Bethany Chapel inside the archdiocese's Pastoral Center in Braintree.

Local Catholic organizations make list of top women-led businesses

Local Catholic organizations make list of top women-led businessesBRAINTREE -- Two women leading Catholic organizations within the Archdiocese of Boston have been named to a list of "2014 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts" published last month.
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