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Given the new State of Massachusetts protocols that go into place on May 29, the following guidance is issued for the parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston

May 20, 2021 corona@rcab.org The following guidance is from the Pandemic Response Team: Given the new State of Massachusetts protocols that go into place on May 29, the following guidance is issued for the parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston General guidelines • As of May 29, 2021, vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks or socially distance in our parishes. • This statement applies to worship and other parish activities, but not to schools and not to the office space. Further guidelines will be issued for those two areas.

Supreme Court to review Mississippi abortion law that advocates see as a path to diminish Roe v. Wade

Washington Post

Supreme Court to review Mississippi abortion law that advocates see as a path to diminish Roe v. Wade

By Robert Barnes

May 17, 2021 at 9:47 a.m. EDT

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will review a restrictive Mississippi abortion law that opponents of the procedure say provides a clear path to diminish Roe v. Wade’s establishment of the right of women to choose an abortion.

 

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 recently, a series of mass shootings on March 16 in the Atlanta, Georgia, area resulted in the deaths of eight people, six of them Asian women.

Pope Francis Encourages Discerners to Follow in the Footsteps of Saint Joseph in Celebration of Annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 21, 2021

WASHINGTON - The 58th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated by the Catholic Church on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, commonly referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday. The World Day of Prayer for Vocations unites the faithful in praying for those currently discerning and living out vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life.

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace on Armenian Genocide

April 19, 2021

WASHINGTON - In commemoration of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24, Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace highlighted the tragic loss of so many Armenians in what has been called the first genocide of the 20th century.

 

Bishop Malloy’s full statement follows:

 

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Pastoral Letter by William D. Byrne Spanish Translation

Here is the PDF of the Spanish translation of the Pastoral Letter by William D. Byrne.

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