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Easter parish collections support archdiocese's priests

Easter parish collections support archdiocese's priestsBRAINTREE -- Easter brings with it the opportunity to support those who have tirelessly served the faithful over the years.

Archdiocese takes legal action to end Scituate vigil

Archdiocese takes legal action to end Scituate vigilThe Archdiocese of Boston has taken a group occupying St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Scituate to court to compel them to leave the former church they have been occupying for more than 10 years. The matter was heard in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham on March 20.

Historical attitude toward divorce explored at BC conference

Historical attitude toward divorce explored at BC conferenceBOSTON -- In 1965, when the Second Vatican Council closed and the Catholic Church entered the post-conciliar era, the permanence of marriage was still largely a cultural given, with low divorce rates and virtually no annulments granted by ecclesial tribunals.

Master of Arts in Ministry Program celebrates 15 years

Master of Arts in Ministry Program celebrates 15 yearsBRIGHTON -- Faculty, staff, students, and alumni celebrated 15 years of the Master of Arts in Ministry Program and honored some of their own, March 21 at St. John's Seminary in Brighton.

Coming home to the faith: Ariela Reynoso, St. Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica Plain

Coming home to the faith: Ariela Reynoso, St. Thomas Aquinas, Jamaica PlainAriela Reynoso said she had always wanted to be baptized, but as a young person without a faith community, she did not know where to start.

Seminarian Spotlight: Matthew Conley

Seminarian Spotlight: Matthew ConleyHome Town and State: Dorchester, Mass. High School: North Cambridge Catholic (A Cristo Rey Network School)

BC College of Arts and Sciences to be named for Robert Morrissey

BC College of Arts and Sciences to be named for Robert MorrisseyCHESTNUT HILL -- Boston College has announced last week that it will name its College of Arts and Sciences in honor of Robert J. Morrissey, a 1960 graduate of Boston College and a prominent Boston attorney and investor who, with this latest commitment, will become the largest benefactor in the university's history. Terms of his gift were not disclosed.

135 years of compassion in the Archdiocese of Boston

135 years of compassion in the Archdiocese of BostonThe Sisters of Charity of Ottawa, Grey Nuns of the Cross, are daughters of Elisabeth Bruyere who, in 1845, came from Montreal to the logging camp of Bytown, later to become the capital city of Canada (Ottawa) to provide education, health care and service to those in need. She was 26 years of age and the superior of the group of four sisters and two candidates. She had professed her religious vows in the congregation founded by St. Marguerite d'Youville in 1737 in Montreal. Little did she know at that time that she would become the Superior General of this new branch of Grey Nuns and serve in that capacity until her death in 1876.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

From Cardinal Seán's blogThis week we learned the date of the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero... I hope to hold a Mass of Thanksgiving here in the archdiocese of Boston for the Salvadoran community and others who have a devotion to this great man who certainly identified very much with the suffering and the persecuted. His preaching of the Church's social gospel put him in harm's way and eventually led to his death. He was murdered while saying Mass at the Catholic hospital in San Salvador. (I have celebrated Mass at that same altar.) I attended his funeral, which was on Palm Sunday. It was very memorable because thousands and thousands of people were gathered outside the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador and, during the funeral Mass, the army opened fire on the crowd. The thousands of people just fled. I still recall that the square was completely vacant except for the palm branches covering the ground and the shoes and sandals that had fallen off the people as they trampled each other to escape. So, even in his death they were still persecuting him, and his beatification is certainly a vindication... I was privileged to be with Monsignor Romero on a number of occasions. I worked for 20 years of the Salvadoran community in Washington so I know what a great grace this is going to be for the Salvadoran people. We look forward to celebrating his beatification here in Boston.

Triduum invites us 'to follow the footsteps of Christ'

Triduum invites us 'to follow the footsteps of Christ'As the end of the 40 days of Lenten observance approaches, the Church prepares herself to participate in the final three days before Easter -- the Paschal Triduum.
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