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  • Pope Francis continues to take 'the world by storm'

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- During the second year of his pontificate, Pope Francis was still feeling the love, and not just from Catholics or those from his homeland of Argentina. A Pew Research Center study released Dec. 11 showed that the pope has broad ...

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    I am writing to you this week from Rome, where I have been for much of this week for meetings with the Holy Father. But before I left, on Friday (12/5) I went to St. Augustine School in Andover for the celebration of their 100th anniversary. We blessed ...

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  • Women Affirming Life breakfast highlights joy of adoption

    NORWOOD -- On the morning before Gaudete Sunday, women from across Massachusetts rejoiced in the blessing of adoption. Together at the Women Affirming Life Breakfast, they spoke about the graces that accompany placing children with new families. The ...

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  • West End tree lighting honors the faithful and the fallen

    WEST END -- The 50th anniversary of the Regina Cleri residence for retired priests was among the people and events of 2014 that was remembered at the 19th Annual Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting in Cushing Memorial Park, nearby the residence on Cambridge ...

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Pope Francis continues to take 'the world by storm'


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- During the second year of his pontificate, Pope Francis was still feeling the love, and not just from Catholics or those from his homeland of Argentina. A Pew Research Center study released Dec. 11 showed that the pope has broad support across much of the world. Sixty percent of the 43 nations polled had a positive view of the pontiff.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


I am writing to you this week from Rome, where I have been for much of this week for meetings with the Holy Father. But before I left, on Friday (12/5) I went to St. Augustine School in Andover for the celebration of their 100th anniversary. We blessed the cornerstone for the school's new gymnasium, followed by Mass in the parish church with the entire school. The parish is run by the Augustinians and the pastor there is Father Peter Gori. The school was founded by the sisters of Notre Dame, and there is still a presence of the sisters at the school. A century is a great landmark, and the school is thriving and continues to expand. I was very happy to be a part of this very joyful celebration. We were also pleased that a number of parents were able to join the celebration along with the students and teachers.

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West End tree lighting honors the faithful and the fallen


WEST END -- The 50th anniversary of the Regina Cleri residence for retired priests was among the people and events of 2014 that was remembered at the 19th Annual Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting in Cushing Memorial Park, nearby the residence on Cambridge Street in Boston.

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Record number to attend archdiocese's Pilgrimage for Life


BRAINTREE -- The Archdiocese of Boston is set to have another record number of youth and young adults attend the March for Life in Washington this year. More than 840 have registered with the Archdiocese of Boston's Pilgrimage for Life to attend the march, which is held each January to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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