Mass Catholic Conference

Bishop McManus led prayers at the 40 Days for Life campaign

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WORCESTER – Bishop McManus led prayers at the 40 Days for Life campaign to end abortion, outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Pleasant Street, on Oct. 13. He was joined by more than 100 people, most of them students and adults from Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Still River and St. Thomas Aquinas […]

Cardinal O’Malley Blesses New Food Pantry


LYNN — Catholic Charities of Boston, in partnership with Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) and Lynn’s Food Security Task Force, opened the doors to its new 3,600 square-foot food pantry on 8 Silsbee Street Thursday morning. In the parking lot in front of the food pantry, a herd of teenagers from St. Mary’s College Prep […]

Padre Pio showed the world that ‘God is real’

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — St. Pio of Pietrelcina did not boast of his fame or holiness but instead showed that God “chooses the weak to confuse the strong,” said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston.“Today, we stand before this great saint and we thank him for showing the world that God is real and that […]

Bishop da Cunha’s Statement on Arrival of Migrants

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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has issued the following statement in response to the unexpected arrival of migrants on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, September 14: “In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus makes quite clear how we are to care for strangers: ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty […]

Cardinal Seán O’Malley Joins the Ribbon Cutting of Cote Village in Mattapan

Cardinal Seán O’Malley was joined Tuesday, June 28th by Bill Grogan, President of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA), and Donald Alexis, President of Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD), to celebrate the opening of Cote Village, a transit-oriented development that has created 76 new mixed-income residences, as well as new commercial and community spaces, […]

Cardinal Decries Racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Mass

BOSTON — In a show of solidarity with Asian American communities in the wake of increasing racism, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley celebrated Mass on May 3 in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Racism and violence against Asians in the United States has increased since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. More […]

Bishop McManus’ Address to the Class of 2022-St. Thomas Aquinas College

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My dear brother priests, President McLean, President-Elect O’Reilly, faculty, staff, students, members of the graduating Class of 2022, family members and friends, and all my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. I am deeply honored to have been asked to deliver the Commencement Address for this first graduating class of Thomas Aquinas College at its […]

Cardinal Sean P. O’MALLEY Statement on Haiti

On September 6, I was able to visit Haiti to meet with Cardinal Langlois of Les Cayes, to survey the challenges now confronting the Haitian people and to express the solidarity of the Archdiocese, home to one of the largest Haitian communities in the United States, with the Church and the nation of Haiti. I […]

Pope, Vatican back U.N. appeal for Easter truce in Ukraine

Pope, Vatican back U.N. appeal for Easter truce in Ukraine Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service WORLD THURSDAY 21ST OF APRIL 2022 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and the Vatican are urging world leaders to listen to the people’s cry for peace, and they have backed an appeal by the head of the United Nations […]

Catholic Health Foundation of Greater Boston, Inc. Distributres More Than $780,000 in Grants


The Board of Directors of the Catholic Health Foundation of Greater Boston, Inc. (“Catholic Health Foundation”) has approved the organization’s annual grant distribution. Eighty-three (83) grants totaling $781,896 have been made in ten health-related categories.Awards ranged from $1,000 to $25,000. Board President Gavan Mooney said, “Day in and day out, the organizations funded through the […]