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Celebrating the Feast of St. Andrew

Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday! As I do every year, I went to be with my family in Florida, where we have our traditional Thanksgiving Mass at St. Richard’s Church. This year, we had a smaller group of about three dozen O’Malleys but our numbers were […]

The new U.N. day for child protection

Hello and welcome, As is my custom, I am posting my blog a few days earlier than normal this week, so I can spend time around the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. I want to begin this week saying how very saddened we were to learn of the passing of Dennis Looney.  His funeral was […]

Our Annual Healy Award Dinner

Hello and welcome! Last Thursday, we had a Zoom meeting of the executive committee of The Papal Foundation. The Foundation continues its work of supporting the many wonderful works of charity, mercy and evangelization of the Holy Father all over the globe.  It is very inspiring to be able to work with this group of […]

The investiture of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Hello, welcome and special greeting to all our veterans on Veteran’s Day! Last Thursday, I was visited by Consuelo Isaacson of Friends of Caritas Cubana, who came accompanied by Carmen María Nodal Martínez, the new national director of Caritas Cubana.  Carmen was in the States for a fundraising event that Consuelo had organized in New […]

Meetings of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Hello and welcome! As I mentioned in my previous post, I was in Rome this past week for activities related to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. This was the first meeting of the commission with its current makeup.  Half of the members have continued from the previous commission, and the other half […]

Anniversaries in Arlington and Quincy

Hello and welcome! Last Thursday evening, I attended the Diamonds of Dorchester Gala to benefit the St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children. This year, instead of honoring an individual, they honored all those who have been served by the Center.  This was a wonderful idea because it gave them an opportunity to showcase the […]

Ordaining 9 new permanent deacons

Hello and welcome! Last Saturday, we had the joy of ordaining nine new permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. There were many representatives from the diaconate community, priests, pastors and parishioners there to support the candidates.  The cathedral was filled. Among this year’s class were a Vietnamese […]

Catholic Charities new Lynn food pantry

Hello and welcome! This week I participated in two events as part of Faith and Blue Weekend 2022.  Faith and Blue is a national initiative that seeks to build ties between law enforcement, faith leaders and the community. Various community-building events were held in different areas of the city throughout the weekend, and Friday, there […]

Celebrating Mission Church’s Sesquicentennial

Hello and welcome! I was very pleased that Mother Olga and the Men of Divine Mercy prayer group were able to hold their annual event once again this year. Friday night, we celebrated the Mass 4 Life at Sacred Heart Church in Quincy. In my homily, I spoke about the importance of changing not only […]

Celebrating at the Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo

Hello and welcome! As I mentioned in my previous post, last Friday I celebrated a Mass at the shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo on the feast day of Padre Pio to mark the 20th anniversary of his canonization. We made the 4-hour drive from Rome Thursday night and arrived in time for dinner. After dinner, […]