Pastoral Messages and Homilies by Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap.

Pastoral Messages (and other significant letters) by Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap.
Archbishop of Boston (July 2003 – Present)

  • Pastoral Letter for the Year of Mercy - God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us  (April 1, 2016)    
  • Carta Pastoral - A Misericórdia de Deus corre ao nosso encontró Portuguese (Abril 1, 2016)
  • Carta Pastoral - La misericordia de Dios corre a nuestro encuentro Spanish (Abril 1, 2016)
  • Video Message: Cardinal Seán from Cuba following Papal Mass (September 20, 2015)
  • Cardinal Celebrates Mass with Life Teen community at St Mary in Hanover; 2015 Catholic Appeal Announced (March 2, 2015)
  • Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. Ash Wednesday, Lent 2015 (February 18, 2015)
  • 2015 March for Life Vigil Mass Homily, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. (posted January 22, 2015) 
  • Cardinal's Homily for the 2014 Ordination (posted May 24, 2014)
  • Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley - National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC, May 13, 2014  (posted May 16, 2014)
  • Homily from April 1, 2014 - USCCB Mass on the US-Mexico Border (April 1, 2014)
  • March For Life Vigil Mass - January 21, 2014 - Homily by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston and Chair of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (January 21, 2014)
  • Cardinal Seán O'Malley Homily Christmas 2013 (December 25, 2013)
  • Text for Cardinal Seán's 2013 Christmas Blessing (December 24, 2013)
  • 2013 Celebration of the Priesthood Video (September 27, 2013) 
  • Cardinal Sean's Immigration Letter to Parishes (September 6, 2013)
  • Portuguese Translation
  • Spanish Translation 
  • Cardinal Seán's homily from the Mass for the repose of the souls of the victims of the recent bombings (April 21, 2013) 
  • Reflection of Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap. (April 18, 2013)  
  • Cardinal Seán's Chrism Mass homily 2013 (3/26/13) 
  • Cardinal Sean's Palm Sunday Homily 2013 (3/24/13)
  • Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap. – Third Sunday of Advent 2012, Homily and Statement regarding Newtown, Connecticut (12/16/12)
  • O'Malley Homily Year of Faith Opening Mass (10/11/2012)
  • The Importance of Sunday Mass Participation (11/20/11)
  • In Spanish 
  • In Portuguese 
  • Homily at Red Mass on Physician Assisted Suicide (9/19/2011) 
  • Letter on Decision Regarding the Archdiocese of Boston’s Publication With Respect To Its Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child (8/25/2011)
  • A New Pentecost: Inviting All to Follow Jesus. Pastoral Letter on Evangelization. Pentecost 2011 (6/12/2011). (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Letter on Marriage Amendment . May 3, 2006. 
  • Letter on Homosexuality. November 23, 2005. 
  • Letter for Lent. Lent 2005. 
  • Vocations: Everybody’s Business. Pastoral Letter on Vocations. January 21, 2005.
  • Letter on Church Closings. November 13, 2004. 
  • Eucharist: Sacrament of Unity, Sign of Love, Call to Mission. Pastoral Letter on the Year of the Eucharist. October 4, 2004. 
  • Letter for Lent. Lent 2004. 
  • Installation Homily. July 30, 2003. 

Bishop of Palm Beach (October 2002 – June 2003)  

  • Statement on the Gospel of Life. November 13, 2004. 

Bishop of Fall River (August 1992 – September 2002)  

  • In Vitro Fertilization: Ethical Implications and Alternatives. Pastoral Letter. November 9, 2001. 
  • A Response to the Proposal for Casino Gambling. August 12, 2001. 
  • KRISTALLNACHT Remembered. Reflection. November 5, 2000.
  • For the Love of Life. Pastoral Letter. October 19, 2000. 
  • Vocations: Everybody's Business. Pastoral Letter. September 8, 2000. 
  • Marriage: An American Crisis. Pastoral Letter. February 13, 2000. 
  • Arduous Journey to the “Promised Land.” Pastoral Letter on Racism Solidarity. January 15, 2000. 
  • At the Manager 2000 Years Later: New Families for a New Millenium. Pastoral Letter. Christmas 1999. 
  • On Partial Birth Abortion. Homily at Pro-Life Convention. April 24, 1999. 
  • The Gospel of Life vs. The Death Penalty. Pastoral Letter on Capital Punishment. February 17, 1999.

Bishop of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands (August 1984 – July 1992)  
Pastoral Letters from Cardinal Seán’s service as Bishop of St. Thomas will be posted at a later date.