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Rome in Advent

Hello and Welcome! I have been in Rome this week for meetings with the Holy Father, but before I left I took part in some local events that I want to share with you: On Wednesday of last week, I met with Father Alejandro Lopez-Cardinale and Father Paco Anzoategui to discuss preparations for the upcoming […]

Presenting the Cheverus Awards

Hello and welcome! Thursday evening, we celebrated the birthday of Father Pablo Gómis, who is vicar at the Cathedral, with a wonderful paella. (Father Pablo is originally from Spain). By chance, the newly elected mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, who was in Boston attending a program at Harvard, joined us for dinner. (You see him […]

Joy amongst the suffering in Puerto Rico

Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was very happy to be able to take a few days to visit with my family in Miami. Since the largest percentage of my family lives in South Florida, it’s the one time of year that I am able to gather with them. […]

The beatification of Father Solanus Casey

Hello and welcome! As I do every year during the week of Thanksgiving, I am posting my blog a few days earlier than usual. I want to begin this week sharing with you a statement I released earlier today on administration’s decision to rescind Temporary Protected Status for more than 50,000 Haitian immigrants currently residing […]

The 50th anniversary of the Capilla Latina

Hello and welcome! Last Thursday I met with Sister Caterina, who is the local superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Divine Mercy and she came to discuss some of their future projects and plans. We are so blessed to have the Sisters of Divine Mercy at St. Ann’s Parish in Neponset. They help […]

Our 9th Annual Social Justice Convocation

Hello and welcome! Last Friday I was very happy to go to Weymouth to celebrate a Mass to commemorate the 60th anniversary of St. Jerome School. A number of priests concelebrated with us, including Bishop John Dooher, who is the pastor of St. Jerome Parish. The school was also celebrating the election of their new […]

10 years of the Campaign for Catholic Schools

Hello and welcome, I want to begin this week sharing with you a statement that I issued earlier today urging the Trump Administration to extend Temporary Protective Status for groups of immigrants who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. following catastrophes in their home countries. There are moments in human history when basic […]

World Mission Sunday

Hello and welcome! Saturday, I went to St. Mary’s Parish in Waltham to celebrate our annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass. Father Dan Hennessey and the Vocations Office organize this Mass every year to thank our altar servers for their faithful service. It was very well attended; we had a full church of altar servers and […]

Celebrating the Red Mass

Hello and welcome! Last Friday, Capuchin College, our house of formation in Washington, marked its 100th anniversary, and I was asked to celebrate the Jubilee Mass. There were about 70 members of my province gathered for the celebration. When I was a student there, there were many religious orders that had formation houses around The […]

Mission Education Day

Hello and welcome! Wednesday we had our board meeting of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the archdiocese. We heard some very encouraging reports about all their activities. Earlier that day We had just hosted our annual Mission Education Day for Catholic school students, which is presented by one of the Pontifical Mission Societies — The […]