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2011 Press Releases




December 21, 2011 - Celebrate Christmas at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross 

December 5, 2011 -- Cardinal and Priests Begin Consultation Process on Pastoral Planning 


November 21, 2011 - Cardinal Seán O’Malley Presents The 2011 Cheverus Award Medals

November 18, 2011 - Massachusetts Catholic Conference Urges Governor Patrick To Veto Gambling Legislation 

November 17, 2011 – Cardinal Seán Issues A Pastoral Letter On Sunday Mass Participation 

November 17, 2011 - Statement Of The Archdiocese Of Boston Regarding Reverend Victor C. Lavoie 

November 14, 2011 - Bishops Vote For Secretary-Elect Of Conference, Chairs-Elect Of Five Committees, Chair Of International Justice And Peace At General Meeting 

November 14, 2011 -- 98 To Receive Cheverus Award In Ceremony On Sunday November 20th


October 20, 2011 - Liturgical Celebrations in Honor of Blessed John Paul II 

October 19, 2011 - Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Mayor Thomas M. Menino Celebrate Opening of Affordable Housing in Boston’s South End 

October 17, 2011 - Cardinal and the Catholic Schools Office Announces $1.2 Million Gift from the Mosakowski Family Foundation 

October 15, 2011-Archdiocese of Boston Announcement Regarding St. James the Great Church in Wellesley 

October 12, 2011 - Campaign for Catholic Schools Awarded $1 Million Grant 

October 11 - State Street Corporation, Archdiocese of Boston and Campaign for Catholic Schools to make major gift announcement

October 8, 2011-Saint Theresa Announcement 

October 4, 2011 - Serra Boston to Honor Priesthood Through Prayer on October 22, 2011 

October 1, 2011 -- Archdiocese Sells St. Jeremiah’s Church Properties to Syro Malabar Eparchy 


September 28, 2011 - Bishop Healy Award To Be Presented To Judge Antonette Leoney, Fr. Gerald Osterman To Be Honored With Ruffin Award On November 19, 2011 

September 28, 2011 - New Catholic College-Preparatory High School To Open In Brighton In 2012

September 21, 2011 - Archdiocese to host third annual dinner in Celebration of the Priesthood

September 19, 2011 - Cardinal O’Malley - Red Mass Homily 

September 19, 2011 - Cardinal O’Malley’s statement on Bishop Libasci being named Bishop of of the Diocese of Manchester, NH 

September 16, 2011- Massachusetts Catholic Bishops’ Statement on Expanded Gambling Legislation 

September 9, 2011 - Urgent Memorandum 

September 9, 2011 - Cardinal Sean's Statement on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 7, 2011 - Massachusetts Catholic Bishops Oppose "Death with Dignity" Initiative Petition

September 1, 2011 - Memorial Mass For 1stlt. Timothy Steele Of Duxbury


August 27, 2011 - Statement of the Archdiocese Regarding Hurricane Irene 

August 25, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Launches Web-Based Publication With Respect to Its Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child 

August 17, 2011 - Cardinal Leads Boston Youth on Pilgrimage from Madrid to Toledo as World Youth Day Begins In Spain 

August 14, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Places Rev. John M. Mendicoa on Administrative Leave 

Save the Date, Sunday September 11, 2011: Massachusetts Remembers 

August 5, 2011 - Third Annual Dinner In Celebration Of The Priesthood


July 28, 2011 --Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on July 27th 

July 27, 2011 - Update regarding the remains of Cardinal William O'Connell

July 20, 2011 - Cardinal Seán’s statement on the passing of Myra Kraft

July 19, 2011 - Cardinal Seán's statement on the appointment of Archbishop Chaput as Archbishop of Philadelphia  

July 19, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Announces William M. Walsh is No Longer in the Clerical State

July 14, 2011 - Cardinal Makes Decisions On Future Of Eight Closed Churches 


June 19, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston statement regarding prayer service at St. Cecilia Parish Boston 

June 14 - 2011 - Cardinal Appoints Rev. Monsignor Robert P. Deeley as next Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Boston 

June 13, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Announces Robert F. Daly, John Keane, Robert Knapp and Benjamin McMahon Are No Longer in the Clerical State 

June 10, 2011 - Cardinal Seán issues a Pastoral Letter on Evangelization 

June 3, 2011 - The Archdiocese of Vancouver and the Archdiocese of Boston announced a “friendly wager” today on which team will bring home the Stanley Cup 

June 2, 2011- Archdiocese of Boston to Host New England’s Regional Liturgy Conference on June 3rd


May 25, 2011- Joint Statement from the Daughters of St. Paul and the Archdiocese of Boston: 

May 24, 2011 - Pastoral Center Participates In Week Of Service - Cardinal To Join Staff On Wednesday

May 20, 2011- Cardinal to Ordain Six Priests 

May 13, 2011-St. Michael’s School Hudson to Join Immaculate Conception School in Marlborough in Fall 2011 

May 13, 2011- Cardinal Authorizes Second Collection to Aid Southeastern United States Ravaged By Recent Tornados 

May 11, 2011 - CatholicTV Network to Air Mass with Cardinal Seán O’Malley at International Shrine in Fátima 


April 29, 2011 Bishops Statement on Controversial State Website 

April 26, 2011 - CatholicTV to Air Beatification Mass of Pope John Paul II and Vigil Mass From Vatican 

April 19, 2011 - Cardinal Seán Announces Expanded Campus Ministry Outreach

April 15 - Cardinal's Holy Week Schedule, 2011

April 14, 2011 - Cardinal Seán Announces the Appointment of Reverend John R. McLaughlin in Campus Ministry at Boston University 

April 14, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Releases Annual Financial Report

April 12, 2011-St. Mary of the Assumption School to Close at the end of the current school year 

April 12, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Passes 2010 Audit of its Compliance with the USCCB ‘Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People’ 

April 5, 2011 - James F. Driscoll Named Executive Director of Massachusetts Catholic Conference 


March 30, 2011 - Cardinal's Statement on Lay Pension Plan 

March 29, 2011 - Cardinal to Lead 4th Annual Boston Eucharistic Congress on April 1st & 2nd 

March 28, 2011 - Response of the Archdiocese Regarding Former Chancellor’s Statements on Lay Pension Plan

March 23, 2011 - USCCB Launches Major Spanish-Language Media Initiative To Support Marriage 

March 17, 2011 - Cardinal and Rector Announce New Institute of Faith Formation

March 15, 2011 - Cardinal Seán Statement Following the Earthquake in Japan; Second Collection to be Taken in Parishes 

March 15, 2011 - Cardinal and Bishop Kennedy to Announce Establishment of a New Institute of Faith Formation at Saint John’s Seminary 

March 11, 2011 - The Massachusetts Roman Catholic Bishops Send Letter to the Leadership of the US Senate and US House In Support of Federal Low Income Energy Heating Assistance Program 

March 9, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Launches Catholics Come Home Campaign 

March 8, 2011-Cardinal to Launch Catholics Come Home on Ash Wednesday on March 9th 

March 4, 2011 - Cardinal Launches the 2011 Catholic Appeal


February 28, 2011 - CatholicTV to Air Episcopal Ordination Mass of Former CatholicTV Show Host and Bishop-Elect Christopher Coyne 

February 24, 2011 - USCCB Chairman Supports Wisconsin Bishops on the Rights of Workers 

February 20, 2011 - Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley’s Remarks at the ‘Liturgy of Lament and Repentance’ in Dublin 

February 18, 2011 - USCCB Finds Weakening Of Health Care Conscience Rule A ‘Disappointment,’ Affirms Some Positive Elements 

February 17, 2011 - Archdiocese To Provide For Public Comment During Consultation Phase On Future Use Of Seven Closed Churches 

February 11, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Announces Frederick J. Cartier, Louis J. Govoni and Frederick Guthrie Are No Longer in the Clerical State 

February 9, 2011 -Massachusetts Catholic Bishops Issue Joint Statement Addressing Current Economic Hardships: Standing in Solidarity With All 

February 4, 2011- Vatican Announcement: Bishop Arthur Kennedy Appointed As a Member of the Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission 

February 2, 2011 - Cardinal Appoints Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Commission 

February 1, 2011 - The Pastoral Center has closed early on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 due to inclement weather.  All evening activities have been canceled. 


January 25, 2011 - Catholic Students of Various Ages To Serve As Lectors And Servers At Live Televised CatholicTV Masses During Catholic Schools Week  

January 21, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston To Launch Outreach Effort 

January 20, 2011 - Cardinal to Lead Delegation from Boston for Annual March for Life in Washington, DC January 22-25th 

January 18, 2011 - Update on Catholics Come Home Initiative  

January 18, 2011 - Statement of Cardinal O'Malley on the Passing of R. Sargent Shriver  

January 14, 2011 - Pope Names Rev. Christopher J. Coyne Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

January 12, 2011 - Archdiocese of Boston Announces School Admission Policy

Pastoral Center Closed Due To Inclement Weather Wednesday, January 12, 2011 

January 11, 2011 - Mass From America’s Largest Church in Washington Now Airing on CatholicTV  

January 6, 2011 - CatholicTV Network® Goes Behind The Scenes With Exclusive Access To The Pope