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As Told To: A Catholic Priest Providing the Anointing of the Sick for COVID Patients

One of the most heartbreaking realities of the COVID-19 crisis is that patients are suffering and dying from the disease in sterile, empty hospital rooms, […]

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A Different Kind of Catholic Church Scandal at a Winchester Parish

St. Mary’s Director of Ministries Sal Caraviello was milling around at a lunch service when he got the panicked call. It was a chilly Thursday […]

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A Boston Church Is Stamping $20 Bills with Harriet Tubman’s Face

Congregants at Boston’s Hope Central Church were frustrated with waiting to see Harriet Tubman’s face on the $20 bill. So for the past month, they’ve been […]

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Has Boston Given Up On God?

The church once held a powerful place in this town. But as science and tech take over, a new religion is taking its place.

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Jumped 42 Percent in Massachusetts in 2017

Reports of Anti-Semitic incidents rose 42 percent in Massachusetts in 2017 and are up 254 percent since 2015, according to new data released by the […]

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Anti-Semitism Is Increasing in New England

The number of anti-Semitic instances in New England rose 32 percent from last year, according to new data released by the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL […]

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How Reverend Mariama White-Hammond Is Bridging Boston’s Racial Divide

The Reverend Mariama White-Hammond grew up straddling Boston’s racial divide. Now, she’s hoping an environmental crisis can bring us all together.

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Muslim Community Leaders Appreciate Boston’s Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign

In 1976, Malik Khan came to Boston for his graduate studies at MIT, and he has called Boston home ever since. Khan is a Bostonian, […]

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Cardinal O’Malley: Catholics Can Eat Corned Beef on St. Patrick’s Day

Boston’s Catholics find themselves in quite a predicament this year. Though St. Patrick’s Day is typically celebrated with a hearty feast of corned beef and cabbage […]

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Dudley Residents Push Back Against Proposed Muslim Cemetery

Residents in Dudley are pushing back against a proposal by the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester that would create the largest Muslim cemetery in the […]

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Church of Scientology Buys New Allston Headquarters for $15 Million

The Church of Scientology is moving its New England headquarters to Allston. The Church purchased an office building at 212-214 Lincoln Street, as well as several […]

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The Shande of Sharon

The long, strange tale of how a fateful encounter and a shameful secret ruined Rabbi Barry Starr.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like an Atheist Christmas

There won’t be a nativity scene on hand, a Menorah likely won’t be lit up each night, and Bible scriptures about Jesus’ resurrection won’t be […]

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Throwback Thursday: A Troublemaker Arrives to Boston

On September 18, 1634, Anne Hutchinson arrived in Boston. The future icon had already been labeled a troublemaker. By the time Hutchinson left England for Massachusetts Bay Colony, […]

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Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine Protests Planned in Copley Square

Things could come to a head as two planned protests about the situation unfolding in Gaza are scheduled to take place in Copley Square on […]