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  • Boston churches become hotspots for Pokémon

    BRAINTREE -- In the days following its first debut in New Zealand and Australia on July 5, and then its release in the United States the following day, the mobile game Pokémon GO has become a cultural phenomenon that has rocked local communities around the world.

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  • Boston pilgrims make historic pilgrimage to Ireland's Knock Shrine

    KNOCK -- As the historic first Aer Lingus plane from Boston to Knock, Ireland touched down on a runway at Ireland West Airport Knock, July 15, a crowd of people stood by to the welcome the passengers of the flight -- among them Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley and a number of pilgrims with the Archdiocese of Boston.

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  • Spellman Museum links history with stamps

    WESTON -- Despite the obvious appeal Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, located on the campus of Regis College in Weston, might have to stamp collectors, with its estimated assortment of around two million stamps and its collection evaluation service, it's mostly non-collectors who visit the museum.

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  • Natural Family Planning Week

    "Natural Family Planning. Love. Mercy. Life. Opening the Heart of Marriage" is the theme of this year's Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, July 24-July 31. This national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates God's design for married love, the gift of life and seeks to raise awareness of Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods.

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  • Red Sox hold Catholic Night at Fenway

    BACK BAY -- The thousands of baseball fans seated in the stands at Fenway Park erupted into applause and cheers as students from St. Paul's Choir School in Cambridge finished the last note of the National Anthem as players for the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants began to put their caps back on their heads, July 19.

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  • MCC urges caution on Transgender Bill implementation

    BRAINTREE -- In the hours following the July 8 signing of a bill by Governor Charlie Baker that will allow transgender individuals in Massachusetts to use restrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference (MCC) issued a statement urging caution on how the law will be implemented.

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  • Medical Mission Sister who served in Boston joins London leadership team

    PHILADELPHIA -- Sister Rosemary Ryan, MMS, a long-time resident of Boston, recently became a member of the Medical Mission Sisters' new International Leadership Team in London. She will serve alongside her Community's Society Coordinator, a Medical Mission Sister from India, and other elected Team Members from Ghana, Indonesia and Peru. For many years, she served as a hospice medical director in Boston and surrounding towns.

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  • Portugal presents Cardinal O'Malley with highest national honor

    BRAINTREE -- The Portuguese government presented Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley with its highest honor in recognition of his service to the Portuguese community. The Grand Cross of Prince Henry the Navigator was awarded to Cardinal O'Malley by President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa during a ceremony at Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, June 28, following an address given by the cardinal at the university as part of a conference on Pope Francis and the challenges of the modern-day Church.

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  • Archdiocese announces leadership and parish appointments

    BRAINTREE -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley announced July 18 a series of leadership and parish appointments. The appointments follow the June 3, 2016 announcement that Pope Francis named Bishops-elect Robert Reed and Mark O'Connell Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Boston. Their episcopal ordination will take place on August 24, 2016 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

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