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Catholic Church


Can Catholic Schools Be Saved?

On the morning of May 3, 2023, a couple hundred uniformed students filed inside the Cambridge Matignon School’s wood-paneled auditorium and quickly took their seats. […]

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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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Are We Living in the Most Corrupt Era of Our State’s History?

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at onelastquestion@bostonmagazine.com. Question: […]

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Did Rhode Island Nuns Cause BU Hockey’s National Championship Choke?

Back on April 11, the ink appeared dry on Boston University’s storybook ending. Thrusting the previous year’s failings firmly into their rear-view, the Terriers were poised […]

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Pope Francis Is Planning a Meeting with Abuse Victims

Pope Francis announced this weekend that, with the help of Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, he plans to hold a meeting with victims of sexual abuse in […]

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Why Pope Francis’s Press Conference Was Such Big News

Since Monday, a single comment made by Pope Francis in a press conference held aboard the papal airplane on the way back from his first […]

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A Young Sean O’Malley Spoke Out Against Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (now Pope Francis I) and Cardinal Sean O’Malley in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2010. Photo via The Pilot, CardinalSeansBlog.org   Last week, after […]

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Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s Papal Prospects Are Rising

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley ordaining a new priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. Photo by Gregory L. Tracy John L. Allen Jr. of the National Catholic Reporter […]