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Boston Catholics pray for Iraqi Christians, ready to help

Boston Catholics pray for Iraqi Christians, ready to helpBOSTON -- The Archdiocese of Boston rallied to offer prayers at a Mass of solidarity with the Iraqi Community of Boston at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton Aug. 16, and earlier that day Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley sat down with a group of local Iraqi Christians to get their perspective on violence impacting their Christian friends and relatives in their homeland.

Perpetual Adoration in Boston marks fifth anniversary at St. Clement's

Perpetual Adoration in Boston marks fifth anniversary at St. Clement's BACK BAY -- Keeping a shrine open for perpetual adoration requires more than a monstrance and an open door, it requires dedicated people.

Father Richard DeVeer granted senior priest status

Father Richard DeVeer granted senior priest statusA priest of the archdiocese since his ordination on Feb. 10, 1965, Father Richard S. DeVeer was granted senior priest/retirement status on June 1, 2014.

CatholicTV announces change in daily Mass broadcast

CatholicTV announces change in daily Mass broadcastWATERTOWN -- Beginning on Labor Day, the CatholicTV Network will no longer broadcast the Mass on Boston's ION Network Monday through Thursday. CatholicTV will continue to broadcast the Mass on all other current carriers and online.

From Cardinal Sean's blog

From Cardinal Sean's blogWe are very pleased that Pilot reporter Christopher Pineo has received the Archbishop O'Meara Award from the Pontifical Mission Societies. The Pontifical Mission Societies (the most well-known of which is the Society for the Propagation of the Faith) gives the award each year to recognize excellent coverage related to the missions in the Catholic press. Chris won the award for his story about youngsters from Plymouth running a lemonade stand to raise money for the Missionary Childhood Association. Father Rodney Copp and Maureen Heil of our local Pontifical Mission Societies office were present for the official presentation of the award in my office Wednesday afternoon. The Pilot has always been a very important instrument for raising mission awareness so, it seemed very fitting that there should be a recognition of the good work that is being done there to help people grow in their knowledge and commitment to the Church's mission "ad gentes," to the peoples.

Priests gather for annual Vianney cookout

Priests gather for annual Vianney cookoutBRAINTREE -- For Father John Sassani, loving and serving Jesus Christ through the priesthood never struck him as work he could do alone -- only in collaboration with Christ and others through prayer.

Bishop Rozanski installed as ninth bishop of Springfield

Bishop Rozanski installed as ninth bishop of SpringfieldOn a warm Aug. 12 afternoon, the Cathedral of St. Michael, the seat of the western Massachusetts Diocese of Springfield, was filled to capacity. Representatives of local government, interreligious and ecumenical delegates; people from the Pioneer Valley's parishes; men and women religious, deacons and priests from the local Church and from the Archdiocese of Baltimore; joined with bishops from around New England, Maryland and beyond, and with the bishop's parents and other family and friends from Maryland for the Installation Mass of Bishop Mitchell Thomas Rozanski.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

From Cardinal Seán's blog...I traveled to Cuba to be part of the celebration in honor of Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who is celebrating 50 years of priestly ordination. He has been the Archbishop of Havana for over 30 years. The local church there planned the celebration and, in solidarity with the Church in Cuba, a number of us from the United States went to be present including Bishop Octavio Cisneros, Archbishop Roberto Gonzales and Cardinal McCarrick. Mario Paredes from the American Bible Society, which recently sponsored a biblical exhibition in the Cathedral of Havana, was also with us.

Public Safety Mass revived, will be held Sept. 21

BOSTON -- Revitalizing a tradition that had lapsed for more than a decade, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley will celebrate the Mass for Public Safety Personnel and Families, Sept. 21, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Cardinal calls for end to vigil at former Scituate parish

Cardinal calls for end to vigil at former Scituate parishBRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley is calling on former parishioners of a closed Scituate church to end their nearly decade-long vigil now that the Vatican has rejected their final appeal.
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