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15 earn Theological Institute degrees

15 earn Theological Institute degreesBRIGHTON -- Fifteen graduates of the Theological Institute for The New Evangelization received degrees May 19 in the 2015 class of the Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies program, during a commencement ceremony at St. John's Seminary with Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley and rector Msgr. James P. Moroney.

Spring Celebration raises $1.1m to support Catholic Charities

Spring Celebration raises $1.1m to support Catholic CharitiesBOSTON -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston raised more than $1.1 million to fund the agency's programs and services that support more than 200,000 people in need throughout Eastern Massachusetts, May 13, at its annual Spring Celebration at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Dorchester.

Judge orders vigilers to leave closed Scituate church

Judge orders vigilers to leave closed Scituate churchSCITUATE -- Norfolk County Superior Court judge Edward P. Leibensperger ruled the vitgil at the former parish St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Scituate an act of trespass, May 14, and gave the former parishioners who have been holding an 11-year vigil 15 days to leave the property.

Pentecost -- The birthday of the Church

Pentecost -- The birthday of the ChurchPentecost is sometimes referred to as the birthday of the Church, but what is it and where does it come from?

Forming the Future -- Walnut Park Montessori School

Forming the Future -- Walnut Park Montessori SchoolChildren at the Walnut Park Montessori School in Newton know that one can never be too young to make a difference in the world.

Marist Fathers and Brothers enjoying a new springtime in vocations

Marist Fathers and Brothers enjoying a new springtime in vocationsMarist founder, Father Jean-Claude Colin, SM, envisaged a world where people from all walks of life would "live Mary's life" in their time and make present in the world the Holy Spirit as modeled in Mary's life of grace.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

From Cardinal Seán's blogLast Thursday (5/7), I celebrated the annual Catholic Schools Foundation Scholars Mass at the cathedral. This year, the scholars and their families almost fill the cathedral. Afterwards we had a reception. It's always very nice to have a chance to meet the students and their families and it is a way of recognizing their commitment and hard work. We are very grateful to all of those who support the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which provides the scholarship money for these young men and women and that allows us to make Catholic education available to many who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

Father Barron inspires priests at annual convocation

Father Barron inspires priests at annual convocationNORWOOD -- Speakers at the annual priest convocation spoke about the challenging nature of the priesthood in current times, May 6, at Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood.

Network spreads word of procedure to reverse RU-486 abortions

Network spreads word of procedure to reverse RU-486 abortionsBRAINTREE -- With an increase in the use of abortion medication in recent years some potential mothers have decided to stop the abortion process part-way through, and now have the support of a growing network of doctors and healthcare professionals intent on remaining available around the clock.

Sister Prejean tells Boston jury Tsarnaev told her of regret for victims

Sister Prejean tells Boston jury Tsarnaev told her of regret for victimsBOSTON (CNS) -- Sister Helen Prejean, the death penalty abolition advocate, told a jury May 11 that convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expressed remorse in discussions with her.
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