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Reflections of a newly ordained priest — Father Andrea Povero

Hello and welcome! Once again this week, we are hearing from one of our newly ordained priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. Last week, we heard from Father Michael Rora. This week, we are very happy to have a guest post by Father Andrea Povero. -Cardinal Seán Hello everyone! My name is Father Andrea. I […]

Reflections of a newly ordained priest — Father Michael Rora

Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a safe and restful Independence Day! As I like do each year around this time, I have asked two of our newly ordained priests to share their experiences and reflections with you. I think it’s very valuable to hear from these new priests so that people get […]

The Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Hello and welcome! Last Friday, we had a farewell gathering for two long-time employees of the Pastoral Center: Security Coordinators Frank Mendes and Dan Nisby. They were usually the first people to greet you when you arrived at the Center and we are very grateful for the wonderful service that they provided for so long. […]

The Catholic University of Portugal

Hello and welcome! As regular readers will remember, last week I had been in Rome of meetings of the C9 Council of Cardinals. On my way home on Saturday, I passed through Lisbon for a day because the Catholic University of Portugal, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, had invited me to speak at a […]

A critical moral juncture

Hello and welcome, As many of you may have heard, earlier this week I issued a statement regarding the U.S. government’s treatment of people seeking to enter this country at the U.S.-Mexican border. Obviously, the reports of all that is happening at the border, particularly separating small children from their parents, and the very dismissive […]

The Feast of Corpus Christi

Hello and welcome! Last Friday, I went to Atlanta to participate in their annual Eucharistic Congress. This is a 24-year tradition for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. It was started by Archbishop John Donoghue and Archbishop Wilton Gregory has continued and augmented this wonderful event, which has grown to about 30,000 participants. It is a two-day […]

Celebrating confirmations with the Brazilian Community

Hello and welcome! Last Thursday, we had one of our regular St. Andrew Dinners at St. Edith Stein Church in Brockton. We periodically hold these gatherings in different areas the archdiocese, which are an opportunity for young men considering a vocation to the priesthood to come together for Vespers, share a meal and listen to […]

Seven new priests ordained for Boston

Hello and welcome! Last Friday I went to Catholic Memorial School to celebrate Mass with the students, faculty and friends of the school and for the dedication ceremony of the renovated student lounge, which has been named the Kennedy Commons for Father Dan Kennedy. It was amazing to reflect on his short life as a […]

Catholic Charities’ Spring Celebration

Hello and welcome! Last Thursday I went to the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston to attend Catholic Charities’ annual Spring Celebration. My sister was visiting from Mexico, so I asked her to attend the gala with me. They hold this dinner each year to support their work and to present their Justice and Compassion Award. […]

Our first Sts. Martha and Mary Dinner

Hello and welcome! Following my time in Altotting, Germany, which I told you about last week, I returned to Rome to participate in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the presence of the Neocatechumenal Way in Rome on Saturday. There were about 100,000 people from over 100 countries – including about 200 from Boston […]