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Honoring our Golden Jubilarian Priests

Hello and welcome! Last Friday I went to St. Paul School in Hingham to celebrate a Mass to mark the school’s 65th anniversary. We were very happy to be joined by a number of the Sisters of Charity to Halifax who are the founders of the school. Afterwards, I made a visit to the school […]

Our Annual Presbyteral Convocation

Hello and welcome! We are very pleased this week to learn about the advancements of several causes of canonization, including that of Father Solanus Casey, who will be beatified. Father Casey was a Capuchin friar, the son of Irish immigrants who joined a German Capuchin province — so I identify very much with him! He […]

Dedicating Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine

Hello and welcome! Each year we have a gathering of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, lay missionaries working in the various universities in the Archdiocese of Boston. This year, it was held last Thursday evening at St. Mary’s Parish in Waltham, and hosted by Fathers Wayne Belchner and Eric Cadin, along with […]

Christ is Risen!

Hello and welcome! I hope you had a blessed Triduum and Easter! Holy Thursday, of course, was the beginning of the Triduum, and is such a sacred and important day in the life of the Church. On Holy Thursday we see the institution of the Eucharist, the ordination of the Apostles, the agony of Our […]

Holy Week

As I do during Holy Week, I am posting my blog a bit early, before we begin the Triduum. I want to begin this week saying how pleased we are that Ann Carter has been named to serve as a consultor to the Holy See’s Secretariat for Communications. Part of the reform of the Roman […]

The Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner Gala

Last Saturday, I went to Fordham University, where I was invited to celebrate one of a series of special Masses held to celebrate the university’s 175th anniversary. Fordham is one of the largest and oldest Catholic universities in the country. It was originally founded in 1841 by the first Archbishop of New York, Archbishop John […]

Meeting with our recently ordained priests

Hello and welcome, As you may remember, last week I was in Rome for a conference on child protection in Catholic education at the Gregorian University, which was held on Thursday. Following the conference, I remained in Rome for our plenary assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which ran from Friday […]

Addressing child protection

Hello and welcome! As I left off my post last Friday, I had just concluded celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Continuing the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, that evening I attended the Charitable Irish Society’s 280th Anniversary Dinner. Charitable Irish Society dates back to Colonial times, and was […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hello and welcome, I want to begin this week by saying how sad we were to learn the tragic news this morning of the death of Watertown firefighter Joseph Toscano, who succumbed while responding to a fire in that community. This tragic loss reminds us once again of the sacrifices that our firefighters, police officers […]

The Rite of Election

Hello and welcome! This week, I was very happy to be invited by Cardinal Joseph Tobin to address the Newark Archdiocese’s Catholic Men’s Conference, which was held at Seton Hall University last Saturday. Lent is always a wonderful time to hold these types of events and they had about 2,000 men in attendance. Speakers for […]