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Hike, Mass bring young adults closer to God through nature

Hike, Mass bring young adults closer to God through natureJAFFREY, N.H. -- For a group of young Catholics who hiked up Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, N.H., July 12, the trek presented more than an opportunity to enjoy nature, but an opportunity to experience the realities of their faith in beauty created by God.

Cardinal says Church will support immigrant children if housed in Mass.

Cardinal says Church will support immigrant children if housed in Mass.BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley was among the local clergy who joined Governor Deval Patrick at a press conference, July 18, when the governor announced that two Massachusetts military bases could be used to house some of the influx of children coming to the United States over the border with Mexico.

Mall chapels bring faith to the marketplace -- literally

Mall chapels bring faith to the marketplace -- literallyBRAINTREE -- Speaking in 2013, Cardinal O'Malley said, "Thomas a Kempis said if there was only one Mass celebrated once a year, in one place, by one priest, everyone in Christendom would spend their whole life trying to get there, to be able to attend Mass at least once during their life, but we have Mass everywhere -- even in the malls."

Vatican phone call bolsters faith of grieving Wakefield mother

WAKEFIELD -- For Wakefield resident Stephanie Nicolo Mother's Day this year was similar to others she and her family have celebrated in the past.

Cardinal O'Malley appoints Mears as superintendent of Catholic Schools

Cardinal O'Malley appoints Mears as superintendent of Catholic SchoolsBRAINTREE -- The Archdiocese of Boston announced July 25 that Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has appointed Kathleen Power Mears as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Boston.

New Mass. clinic access bill called 'unnecessary'

BRAINTREE -- In response to a unanimous Supreme Court decision in June striking down a law providing a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics, state lawmakers have proposed a new bill that pro-life advocates say is unnecessary and will again curtail free speech.

Bishop Edyvean retires as auxiliary bishop

Bishop Edyvean retires as auxiliary bishopOn June 29 Pope Francis accepted the resignation as auxiliary of the archdiocese offered last October by Bishop Walter J. Edyvean. The date of the announcement, the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul was also the thirteenth anniversary of the announcement of then Msgr. Edyvean's selection as titular bishop of Aeliae and auxiliary of the archdiocese.

Pope Francis makes changes in Boston province

Pope Francis makes changes in Boston provinceWhile The Pilot staff was on hiatus, Pope Francis has been busy making changes in the leadership of dioceses in the Boston province -- states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. If there were an "official box" for these appointments it would be as follows:

Harvard professor calls for 1000-minister anti-casino conference

Harvard professor calls for 1000-minister anti-casino conference

CAMBRIDGE -- Stand For Democracy, a group of Harvard students, faculty, and alumni, brought together organizers, activists, community leaders, Harvard students, and faculty with members of the state's religious communities, July 15, to advocate for the good of communities opposed to casino gambling in their neighborhoods or adjacent communities.

Cardinal supports use of Mass. military bases to house immigrant children

Cardinal supports use of Mass. military bases to house immigrant childrenBRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley was among the local clergy who joined Governor Deval Patrick at a press conference, July 18, when the governor announced that two Massachusetts military bases could be used to house some of the influx of children coming to the United States over the border with Mexico.