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  • Charities' Sunset Point Camp celebrates 100 years of service

    HULL -- Sunset Point Camp is almost hidden, situated in an ordinary-looking neighborhood off a main road in Hull, but it is a place where extraordinary things happen. This summer marks 100 years since Sunset Point Camp opened and began providing at-risk, low-income children, ages six to 13, with a weeklong overnight summer camp experience.

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  • Boston Province dioceses launch third-party system for reporting bishop misconduct

    BRAINTREE -- The bishops of the seven dioceses that make up the Boston Province have implemented an independent third-party system for reporting misconduct committed by bishops. The Province of Boston, of which Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley is the metropolitan archbishop, is composed of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Dioceses of Fall River, Worcester and Springfield in Massachusetts; the Diocese of Burlington in Vermont; Diocese of Manchester in New Hampshire; and Diocese of Portland in Maine.

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  • Sacramental records digitization project to add millions of names

    BOSTON -- American Ancestors and the Archdiocese of Boston announced Aug. 7 a plan to expand its ongoing program to digitize sacramental records of the Catholic Church in the archdiocese to add an additional 20 years of records, which includes more than 60 new parishes and millions of more names.

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  • Deacon candidates make Profession of Faith

    Nine candidates for ordination to the permanent diaconate and their wives participated in the Ceremony of Sacred Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity on Aug. 7 in the Bethany Chapel at the archdiocese's Pastoral Center in Braintree. This ceremony is the final step for these nine deacon candidates before they receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Sept. 21 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

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  • Catholic Schools Office launches redesigned website

    BRAINTREE -- The Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Boston launched its revamped website this month, which aims to highlight the value of Catholic education and serve as central point for parents to find and become engaged with their local Catholic school.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    This past Friday was the feast of St. Mary of the Angels of the Portiuncula, which was also the 35th anniversary of my episcopal ordination. I look back at that moment with great gratitude for having given me the opportunity to serve the wonderful Catholics of four extraordinary dioceses, and it all began in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Virgin Islands -- 35 years ago.

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  • South Carolina bishop named in New York abuse lawsuit

    Charleston, S.C., Aug 15, 2019 CNA.- Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston, SC, has been named in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed in New York. The accusations contained in the suit concern the bishop’s time as a pastor in the Diocese of Rockville Centre forty years ago.

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  • Singles for Christ organization grounds daily life, says meeting attendee

    PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- JD Duran was 2 when his parents noticed something was off. He could run and walk, but he was tripping far more than a typical toddler. Concerned, they met with numerous doctors in search of answers. Eventually their son received a diagnosis -- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a degenerative nerve disorder.

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  • Fearing threat, Pittsburgh church cancels summertime parish festival

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Aug. 13 it was canceling a popular summer event, its parish festival, after receiving what it called "a disturbing message." In a news release, the diocese didn't disclose more detailed information but only said that an office in its pastoral center received a handwritten letter that said "cancel August 14-17 Festival Security Problem is Huge," and that "only one parish, Our Lady of Grace in Scott, was scheduled to hold a festival on those dates."

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  • Bishops reflect on abuse crisis on anniversary of Pa. grand jury report

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- On the anniversary of the Pennsylvania grand jury report detailingalleged abuse by clergy and other church workers over several decades in six dioceses, bishops in those dioceses reflected on what the past year has wrought and described how their dioceses have acted to help past victims and prevent future victims.

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  • Disrespect for life, lack of moral center seen as factors in gun violence

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In this American age of violence, where 165 shootings happened this year alone, where politicians scream at each other across the aisle about gun laws and Second Amendment rights without even the common ground of mutual respect, religious leaders, scholars and TV personalities alike notice a more insidious problem with American culture.

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