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Meetings in Rome

Hello and welcome, We are monitoring the terrible news out of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, where a series of gas explosions killed a young man, injured at least two dozen other people, and ignited 60-80 fires in those three communities north of Boston on Thursday. This has forced entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews […]

Caring for survivors of clergy sexual abuse

Hello and welcome! This week I am in transit to Rome in anticipation of the next meeting of the C9 Council of Cardinals.  So, I have asked Vivian Soper to share some reflections with you about the work of our Office of Pastoral Support and Child Protection, which does so much to help survivors of […]

Celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit

Hello and welcome! Sunday I visited Marian Manor in South Boston, where I celebrated the community Mass for the residents. We have a large group of retired priests who are residents there. I was very happy that many of them were able to concelebrate the Mass with me, and afterward we had a nice visit. […]

Visiting our new Pregnancy Help center in Brockton

Hello and welcome, We’re praying for the success of the Holy Father’s pastoral visit to Ireland for the World Conference on the Family which is taking place this week. The Irish government has already announced what a big event this is for their country. The numbers are unprecedented. We pray that the Holy Father’s presence […]

There is no time to waste

Hello and welcome, I want to begin this week sharing with you a statement that I issued Thursday that have asked to be read at all Masses held within the Archdiocese of Boston this weekend: There are times when words fail us — when they do not capture the depth of overwhelming situations we sometimes […]

Attending the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus

As I begin this week’s posting I wish to share with you a statement I issued earlier today concerning St. John’s Seminary. In the midst of present challenges please know of my appreciation for your prayers for any person who has been harmed by actions or failures to act on the part of the Church, […]

Our Quo Vadis Retreat

Hello and welcome, Last Friday, I celebrated the funeral Mass of Father Jim DeAdder at his family parish of St. Michael in North Andover. Father DeAdder was a very learned man who had three doctorates, including a doctorate in civil law from Suffolk University. He became a member of the faculty of Pope St. John […]

Welcoming our new Judicial Vicar

Hello and welcome! This week we were happy to announce the appointment of our new judicial vicar for the Archdiocese of Boston, Father Jonathan DeFelice, OSB. He will begin in his new position in September. We are very grateful for Father Jonathan’s willingness to serve with us, and also very grateful to his community at […]

Celebrating Mass for the Steubenville East Conference

Hello and welcome! Here in Boston, we have a sister diocese, the Eparchy of Newton for Melkite Catholics.  This past weekend, we were blessed to have Patriarch Youssef Absi, who was named patriarch just over a year ago, in the area as part of his visits to various Melkite communities in the Diaspora. He was […]

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 […]