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Cardinal O’Malley Statement on Situation in Israel

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The sad and tragic historical truth is that the people of the Middle East have long suffered the scars and burdens of war.  Even in this historical perspective, the massive military assault by Hamas on the State of Israel and its citizens stands as one of the worst moments in this long history.  This act of aggression […]

Cardinal Authorizes a Special Collection for Maui Relief

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The images and news reports coming out of the Island of Maui are heartbreaking. The wildfires have killed more than 100 people, left many injured and missing, and destroyed homes and businesses. Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with the people of Maui including all suffering from this tragedy, while also invoking God’s blessing of […]

Cardinal O’Malley Statement on the Newton Tragedy

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 “As priests, we serve to minister to people in times of great loss and tragedy. Often words are not enough to help families and friends come to terms with the loss of a loved one. We look to God for answers. We seek to understand. Often, we simply cannot make sense of what has happened. But […]

follow up to Bishop Mark’s April 3, 2023, email regarding the “Satancon” convention

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Good afternoon, We want to take this opportunity to provide a follow up to Bishop Mark’s April 3, 2023, email regarding the “Satancon” convention, detailing Cardinal Seán’s plan for a prayerful Archdiocese of Boston response to the upcoming event. The organizers are holding this event in Boston from April 28-30 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. […]

Lenten Service for Ukraine: Praying for Peace

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Archdiocese of Boston and Ukrainian Catholic Church to hold joint service on March 25th The people of Ukraine are our brothers and sisters standing firm in the face of aggression and unimaginable suffering, war, death and destruction. More than one year after the Russian invasion, the Archdiocese of Boston and Ukrainian Catholic Church will join […]

MCC Urges Legislators to Provide Additional Funding for Migrants

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March 8, 2023The Massachusetts Legislature and Gov. Maura Healey are on the verge of passing a fiscal year 2023 supplemental budget. One of the line items in the budget would provide funding to expand emergency shelters and related educational costs for the fast-growing population of migrants flowing into the state over the past several months. “The proposed $86 […]