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    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The family is under attack now more than ever because of today's culture of division that wants to break from and be free of all everlasting bonds and forms of solidarity, Pope Francis said. "Talking about problems of the family, ...

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  • 'Bludgeoned' by all sides, family needs church for help, pope says

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The family is under attack now more than ever because of today's culture of division that wants to break from and be free of all everlasting bonds and forms of solidarity, Pope Francis said. "Talking about problems of the family, ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Thursday evening (10/16), I went to Chestnut Hill to visit Mother Olga Yaqob and her sisters, the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, a new religious community in the archdiocese that is thriving. We had a Mass and dinner with the sisters, as well as a number ...

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  • Experts, historians explore Shakespeare's Catholic sympathies

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England (CNS) -- Inside this town's recently refurbished Royal Shakespeare Theater, a massed audience, banked on three floors, gazes attentively out over a wide, brightly lit stage. "Necessity will make us all forsworn. Three thousand ...

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  • Pope Francis says Pope Benedict was a 'great pope'

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI is a perfect example of how intellectual knowledge and scientific curiosity do not lead a person further from God, but can strengthen their love for God and for his human creatures, Pope Francis said. "Benedict ...

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Thursday evening (10/16), I went to Chestnut Hill to visit Mother Olga Yaqob and her sisters, the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, a new religious community in the archdiocese that is thriving. We had a Mass and dinner with the sisters, as well as a number of their friends and supporters who were present. Father Robert McCreary was also with us at the Mass. He has been helping the sisters in his role as spiritual director and has been helping them draft their constitution. The Mass was held outdoors in a tent, but despite the rain it was a very beautiful occasion. The sisters sang a number of songs for us and it was an opportunity for people to hear Mother Olga speak about the progress that the community has made in the last few years.

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Pope Francis says Pope Benedict was a 'great pope'


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI is a perfect example of how intellectual knowledge and scientific curiosity do not lead a person further from God, but can strengthen their love for God and for his human creatures, Pope Francis said.

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Pope St. John XXIII Seminary celebrates Alumni Days


A record number of alumni priests returned to Weston on Oct. 21-22 as Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary celebrated Alumni Days in a special way in honor of its 50th anniversary year. The two-day celebration featured keynote presentations by Kenneth Hackett, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and Father Charles Healey, SJ, on the 50-year history of the seminary.

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