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Mass. bishops back earned sick time ballot measure

BRAINTREE -- Bishops of the four Catholic Dioceses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts urged a "Yes" vote on Question 4 in a statement, Oct. 16, bearing the signatures of Boston Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Bishop of Worcester Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Springfield Mitchell T. Rozanski, and Bishop of Fall River Edgar M. da Cunha.

Family and friends remember Bishop John Boles

Family and friends remember Bishop John BolesBOSTON -- Friends, family and faithful from all over the Archdiocese of Boston came to pay respects to retired Boston auxiliary Bishop John P. Boles at Regina Cleri in Boston Oct. 14, honoring a man who served as bishop, priest and educator in his 59 years of service to the Church.

Bishop Boles was 'was a beacon of warmth to all who met him'

Boston's senior former auxiliary bishop, the Bishop John P. Boles died Oct. 9, 2014 at St. Patrick Manor in Framingham. He was 84 years old.

St. Paul's Choir School celebrates release of Christmas CD

St. Paul's Choir School celebrates release of Christmas CDThe boys of the St. Paul's Choir School proudly announced the release of their debut international recording, "Christmas in Harvard Square," on Oct. 7.

Boston Area Order of Malta hosts newly installed Bishop da Cunha

Boston Area Order of Malta hosts newly installed Bishop da Cunha Making his first public appearance in the Archdiocese of Boston since his installation as the new bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha was the honored guest and keynote speaker at the annual Boston Area Mass and Dinner of the Order of Malta on Oct. 9.

Bishops urge support of ballot casino repeal

Casino tycoons assure Bay Staters that they will bring jobs and revenue here, but opponents call their pledge a bluff. The people opposed to expanded gaming in Massachusetts, including the four Catholic bishops, urge citizens to vote "Yes" on Question 3, which would overturn the 2011 law that establishes three casinos and one slots parlor. Question 3 will appear on ballots statewide on Nov. 4.

MLK niece to speak on pro-life cause in Boston next month

MLK niece to speak on pro-life cause in Boston next monthBOSTON -- The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will travel to Boston in November to speak to Boston's Christian community on behalf of the unborn.

Brandeis honors founder of liberation theology

Brandeis honors founder of liberation theologyWALTHAM -- Brandeis University honored Father Gustavo Gutierrez, Oct. 5, with the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize for his dedicated advocacy on behalf of the poor in Latin America and his commitment to Catholic social justice.

Pro-life vigil not affected by new buffer zone law

Pro-life vigil not affected by new buffer zone law

BOSTON -- Advocacy group for the unborn, 40 Days for Life Boston, began their 40-day campaign in front of the Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue, Sept. 24, their first since a new law replaced a 35-foot buffer zone law overturned by the Supreme Court in June.

Convocation to explore 'pastoral priority' of social justice

Convocation to explore 'pastoral priority' of social justiceBRAINTREE -- Organizers of the sixth annual Archdiocesan Justice Convocation hope to echo the commitment of Pope Francis to Catholic teachings on social justice, as they gather at the Pastoral Center on Oct. 25.
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