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  • Cardinal dedicates Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine

    SOUTH BOSTON -- With a crowd of people looking on, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley received the blueprints and the keys to Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine, April 22, before opening the doors of the newly constructed shrine and leading a procession inside.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


... That night, was, of course, the Easter Vigil at the cathedral. It was a beautiful celebration, with the blessing of the fire, the renewal of baptismal vows, and Brother Will Terrazas, our deacon, sang the Exultet very beautifully. The Easter Vigil is traditionally a time when new Catholics are welcomed into the faith. This year, we were very blessed to have 11 baptisms and three professions of faith.

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Cardinal dedicates Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine


SOUTH BOSTON -- With a crowd of people looking on, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley received the blueprints and the keys to Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine, April 22, before opening the doors of the newly constructed shrine and leading a procession inside.

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Boston area Order of Malta prepares for Lourdes pilgrimage


BOSTON -- On April 22, Boston area pilgrims making this May's Order of Malta American Association pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, gathered at St. John's Seminary in Brighton to prepare for the trip. Msgr. James Moroney, rector of the seminary, hosted the Lourdes pilgrimage orientation meeting, which included an opportunity for the pilgrims to meet and greet one another, the celebration of the Liturgy, a presentation by Msgr. Moroney on thoughtful ways to prepare spiritually for the pilgrimage, a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session.

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CatholicTV wins Gabriel Award for Religious Television Station of the Year


WATERTOWN -- The CatholicTV Network announced this week that it has been named Religious Television Station of the Year in the 52nd annual Gabriel Awards Competition. The Gabriel Awards, established in 1965 by the Catholic Broadcasters Association, "recognize outstanding artistic achievement in a television or radio program or series which entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true vision of life." This year marks the third time CatholicTV has won in the Religious Television Station of the Year category.

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Ordination Class of 2017: Deacon Godfrey Musabe


This is the fifth in a series of articles profiling each of the eight men who will be ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on May 20. When Deacon Godfrey Musabe was about 10 years old, he witnessed something that would change his life forever.

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Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour


WORCESTER, Mass. (CNS) -- The congregation, numbering about 50, gathered for their last Easter Mass together on the DCU Center's arena floor. The chaplain, Father George "Jerry" Hogan, borrowed one of their colorful boxes to use as an altar. The altar cloths and his chasuble sported circus images. Costume designers had sewn pieces of old elephant blankets together to make his stole.

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This week's edition » International News

Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace


CAIRO (CNS) -- Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II paid homage to those who were killed for their faith.

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Text of common declaration on baptism, by Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros


CAIRO (CNS) -- Here is the text of the common declaration on baptism between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, signed April 28. 1. We, Francis, bishop of Rome and pope of the Catholic Church, and Tawadros II, pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark, give thanks to God in the Holy Spirit for granting us the joyful opportunity to meet once more, to exchange a fraternal embrace and to join again in common prayer. We glorify the Almighty for the bonds of fraternity and friendship existing between the See of St. Peter and the See of St. Mark. The privilege of being together here in Egypt is a sign that the solidity of our relationship is increasing year by year, and that we are growing in closeness, faith and love of Christ our Lord. We give thanks to God for this beloved Egypt, the "homeland that lives inside us," as His Holiness Pope Shenouda III used to say, the "people blessed by God" (cf. Is 19:25) with its ancient Pharaonic civilization, the Greek and Roman heritage, the Coptic tradition and the Islamic presence. Egypt is the place where the Holy Family found refuge, a land of martyrs and saints.

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