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Mass. Knights install new state officers

Mass. Knights install new state officersDORCHESTER -- New state officers stepped into their roles in the Massachusetts State Council of the Knights of Columbus at an installation Mass at St. Ann Church in Dorchester, Sept. 7. State Chaplain Bishop Robert Hennessey celebrated the installation Mass.

Historic day at historic place

Historic day at historic placeIn a holy place where the mortal remains of pioneer priests of the archdiocese are buried beneath its floor, the chapel of St. Augustine in the cemetery of the same name in South Boston was the site of an ordination of deacons.

Local Grey Nuns select new leadership

Local Grey Nuns select new leadershipAfter discernment and sharing with each other and with Congregational Leader Sister Jacqueline St. Yves, SGM, the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (more widely known as the "Grey Nuns") are happy to announce that Sister Jeanne Poor, SGM has been appointed Coordinator for the sisters of St. Joseph Area, for a three year mandate effective Aug. 15, 2014. This is a second call to leadership for Sister Jeanne, who previously had a very fruitful double mandate in that position from 2001 to 2008.

CRS worker with local ties speaks on impact of Ebola outbreak

CRS worker with local ties speaks on impact of Ebola outbreakBRAINTREE -- A Catholic Relief Services worker who studied in Boston spoke of the impact of the growing Ebola outbreak he saw in West Africa and the work the agency is doing to help stem the spread of the disease.

Local students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

BRAINTREE -- Nine students from schools in the Archdiocese of Boston were announced, Sept. 10, as National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

From Cardinal Seán's blogLast Thursday, (8/28) I was visited by Jeff Robbins and Robert Trestan, who are president of the board and the executive director of the New England Anti-Defamation League. Also with us was Father David Michael of our Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. We meet periodically, and at this meeting we spoke about a number of current events including a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts, particularly in Europe but also in our local area. People seem to be targeting the Jewish community to express their disapproval of what they see happening in the Middle East. Going forward, we are working to bring together a group of local religious leaders to assess the wellbeing and mutual concerns of the different faith communities they represent.

Training helps Catholic school nurses prepare for new year

Training helps Catholic school nurses prepare for new yearBRAINTREE -- Nurses duties generally pertain to student issues of health and wellbeing day-to-day, but sharing information can also play a key part in the role.

More dangerous than the vet? Mass. abortion clinics unlicensed, uninspected

Massachusetts requires the licensing of all hair salons, tanning booths and veterinary offices -- but not abortion clinics.

Mass celebrates 'Dignity of Labor'

Mass celebrates 'Dignity of Labor'SOUTH BOSTON -- The Archdiocese of Boston showed support for the rights of workers in the context of recent upheavals, Aug. 30, as workers gathered for Mass at a chapel famous for serving workers on the South Boston waterfront.

Special collection to benefit Christians in the Middle East

BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley approved a special collection to benefit Christians suffering in the Middle East, the Archdiocese of Boston announced Sept. 3.
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