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  • CatholicTV's Matt Weber receives second New England Emmy nomination

    WATERTOWN -- The CatholicTV Network announced May 10 that Matt Weber, host of "The Lens," has been nominated for a Boston/New England Emmy in the 40th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards. Weber's nomination in the On-Camera Talent Commentator/Editorialist category is his second Emmy nomination. This year's nomination recognizes his moving monologue about his personal experience with unexplained infertility.

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  • Avon church damaged in vandalism spree

    AVON -- It was early Friday morning, May 12, when Father Thomas Boudreau, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Avon, was woken up "by a large hunk of tar coming through my dining room window." He said he was "jolted" out of bed and went downstairs to investigate the damage and call the police. It was then, as he opened his back door, that he realized the person responsible for the damage was standing on his back porch.

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  • Youville Place celebrates 20th anniversary

    LEXINGTON -- Youville Place Assisted Living Residence marked its 20th anniversary May 5 with an evening of hors d'oeuvres, music, and a look back at its history and heritage. The evening celebration, as well as a special Mass held the following morning, was animated by a spirit of gratitude for the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, a religious order known as "The Grey Nuns," who established the assisted living residence and continue to influence Youville's mission and core values.

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  • Statue's Boston area visit marks Fatima centennial

    WALTHAM -- It was 100 years ago that Our Lady of Fatima first appeared to three young shepherd children in Portugal and spoke to them messages of love and of hope. Yet, today, even 100 years later, said Bishop Robert Reed, that message still lives on.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Friday (5/5) I went to St. Paul School in Hingham to celebrate a Mass to mark the school's 65th anniversary. We were very happy to be joined by a number of the Sisters of Charity to Halifax who are the founders of the school. Afterwards, I made a visit to the school and stopped in at the school's Grandparent's Day celebrations.

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  • Golden jubilarian priests celebrated at Regina Cleri

    WEST END -- The last 50 years have brought tumult and change to our world and to our Church, but through it all the priests of the Archdiocese of Boston have provided spiritual guidance to the faithful, said Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley during a Mass for priests celebrating their 50th anniversary of ordination at the archdiocese's Regina Cleri residence, May 9.

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  • Challenges of the Church discussed at priest convocation

    RANDOLPH -- The Catholic Church faces a number of challenges in today's society, but by looking to Pope Francis, we may find a way forward priests of the Archdiocese of Boston were told at their annual convocation, held May 3 at The Lantana in Randolph.

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  • Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Raymond Helmick, SJ lecture

    CHESTNUT HILL -- The second Raymond Helmick SJ Memorial Lecture took place recently at Boston College, marking the first anniversary of Father Helmick's death. Speaker for this event was the Rev. Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. BC Professor Susan Michalczyk, a member of the Raymond Helmick, SJ Memorial Committee, called the assembly to order, Rev. Michael Davidson, SJ, led the opening prayer, and Raymond Barry, Father Helmick's nephew and namesake, welcomed the audience of nearly 300 students, friends, family, and ecumenical and inter-religious colleagues of Father Helmick.

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  • Ordination Class of 2017: Deacon Americo Santos

    This is the eighth in a series of articles profiling each of the eight men who will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on May 20. Seven years ago, Deacon Americo Santos left his country, his family and his world behind to follow God.

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  • Ordination Class of 2017: Deacon Michael Zimmerman

    This is the seventh in a series of articles profiling each of the eight men who will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on May 20. Deacon Michael Zimmerman's journey to the priesthood has its foundations in his home parish of St. Joseph, Needham. The middle of three children, with one older sister and a younger brother, Deacon Zimmerman grew up in Needham, where he attended his parish school.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Saturday (4/29), I went to Our Lady Help of Christians in Newton to celebrate the confirmations of young men and women formed through our campus ministries in the archdiocese. Msgr. Bill Fay and the other college chaplains were there with us to join in the happy occasion.

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  • Forming the Future: St. Benedict Elementary School, Natick

    NATICK -- The past comes alive for students at St. Benedict Elementary School in Natick. "What makes our school unique in that we are a classical school in a very rigorous Catholic environment," explains Elliott Kane, fifth and sixth grade teacher at St. Benedict's.

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  • Healthcare experts address opioid epidemic at Regis lecture

    WESTON -- Regis, a Catholic university in Weston, hosted a forum on the deadly opioid epidemic April 26 as part of its Regis President's Lecture Series on Health. The discussion drew leading experts from around Massachusetts and nearly 300 people attended including nurses, social workers, mental health professionals, students and members of the public.

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  • Ordination Class of 2017: Deacon Pablo Gomis

    This is the sixth in a series of articles profiling each of the eight men who will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on May 20. "I want to evangelize. I want to bring Christ to the people," said Deacon Pablo Gomis. "The answer to suffering, the answer to any pain and the only way out of sin, is through Christ. This free love, this is what I want to bring to the people."

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  • Fired Central Catholic High employee under investigation

    LAWRENCE -- An administrator at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence fired for violating the "school's policies pertaining to appropriate social boundaries between students and faculty," is now under investigation for allegedly raping a boy when he was a student at the school.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Each year we have a gathering of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, lay missionaries working in the various universities in the Archdiocese of Boston. This year, it was held last Thursday evening (4/20) at St. Mary's Parish in Waltham, and hosted by Fathers Wayne Belchner and Eric Cadin, along with Father Dan Hennessey.

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  • Cardinal dedicates Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine

    SOUTH BOSTON -- With a crowd of people looking on, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley received the blueprints and the keys to Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine, April 22, before opening the doors of the newly constructed shrine and leading a procession inside.

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  • Seaport Shrine 'a beacon of hope,' says rector at vespers

    SOUTH BOSTON -- After a long day out on the water and no fish to show for it, it was time for the fishermen to go home and rest. Yet, said Father Jim Flavin, Jesus asked them to lower their nets into the water one more time, and that made all the difference.

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  • Boston area Order of Malta prepares for Lourdes pilgrimage

    BOSTON -- On April 22, Boston area pilgrims making this May's Order of Malta American Association pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, gathered at St. John's Seminary in Brighton to prepare for the trip. Msgr. James Moroney, rector of the seminary, hosted the Lourdes pilgrimage orientation meeting, which included an opportunity for the pilgrims to meet and greet one another, the celebration of the Liturgy, a presentation by Msgr. Moroney on thoughtful ways to prepare spiritually for the pilgrimage, a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session.

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  • CatholicTV wins Gabriel Award for Religious Television Station of the Year

    WATERTOWN -- The CatholicTV Network announced this week that it has been named Religious Television Station of the Year in the 52nd annual Gabriel Awards Competition. The Gabriel Awards, established in 1965 by the Catholic Broadcasters Association, "recognize outstanding artistic achievement in a television or radio program or series which entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true vision of life." This year marks the third time CatholicTV has won in the Religious Television Station of the Year category.

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  • Ordination Class of 2017: Deacon Godfrey Musabe

    This is the fifth in a series of articles profiling each of the eight men who will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on May 20. When Deacon Godfrey Musabe was about 10 years old, he witnessed something that would change his life forever.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    ... That night, was, of course, the Easter Vigil at the cathedral. It was a beautiful celebration, with the blessing of the fire, the renewal of baptismal vows, and Brother Will Terrazas, our deacon, sang the Exultet very beautifully. The Easter Vigil is traditionally a time when new Catholics are welcomed into the faith. This year, we were very blessed to have 11 baptisms and three professions of faith.

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