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Labels are for Jars Lenten program helps feed both body and soul

Labels are for Jars Lenten program helps feed both body and soulThe Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence has been feeding the hungry for close to a decade and once again this Lent, it is also striving to feed souls.

Boston parking woes cause cancellation of Rite of Election at cathedral

Boston parking woes cause cancellation of Rite of Election at cathedralSOUTH END -- Behemoth snow piles, narrowed streets and nearly non-existent parking in Boston's South End caused the cancellation of the Feb. 22 liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for those in the process of becoming Catholic.

Lease of parking area will help fund ministries at cathedral

SOUTH END -- The Cathedral of the Holy Cross recently signed a 99-year lease that will convert its current parking lot into a source of income for the cathedral and its ministries.

Seminarian Spotlight: Christopher Bae

Seminarian Spotlight: Christopher BaeHome Town and Country: Seoul, South Korea High School: Cypress High School, Cypress, Calif. Graduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Planning for archdiocesan 2016 WYD pilgrimage well underway

Planning for archdiocesan 2016 WYD pilgrimage well underwayBRAINTREE -- Even though the 2016 World Youth Day gathering in Poland is still more than a year away, those who will lead the pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Boston to the gathering with the Holy Father have been preparing for months.

Coming home to the faith: Tom Heneberry, St. Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury

Coming home to the faith: Tom Heneberry, St. Theresa of Avila, West RoxburyWhen Tom Heneberry felt called to seek God, he knew that he needed a community of believers to help him along his faith journey. Heneberry was baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant, but his family stopped going to Mass a few years later.

Boy and girls altar servers each have a role to play, say local pastors

Boy and girls altar servers each have a role to play, say local pastorsThese days in society, boys and girls are accustomed to participating in many activities together, such as attending school, playing sports and taking part in extracurricular activities.

So why are we celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life?

So why are we celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life?I am frequently asked these questions. Why is this year so important? Isn't the consecrated life an artifact of the past? Aren't diminishing numbers and fewer vocations indications that God has something else in mind for religious communities? Aren't our youth and young adults looking for more substantive career options? So often the questions focus on numbers and benchmarks more appropriate for corporate boardrooms rather conversations about charism, mission and service to the people of God. The Year of Consecrated Life is an invitation to reflect on the words of Staring Afresh from Christ (2002)... the consecrated life has a story yet to be written.

Father Aidan Walsh granted senior priest status

Father Aidan Walsh granted senior priest statusRecently featured in The Pilot in an article detailing the renovations at St. Elizabeth Church in Milton, Father Aidan Walsh, the parish's pastor, was granted senior priest/retirement status effective Feb. 16, 2015.

CatholicTV to begin airing local Spanish Mass

CatholicTV to begin airing local Spanish MassWATERTOWN -- CatholicTV will begin to air the Sunday Mass in Spanish beginning March 1, the second Sunday of Lent.
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