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  • World Youth Day registration begins; pope is first person to sign up

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration. Accompanied by two Polish teenagers who wore World Youth Day 2016 t-shirts, the pope had to make a couple of attempts pressing the screen of a tablet before his online registration went through.

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Nine graduate from community nursing program


BRAINTREE -- For nine women who graduated the Office of Chaplaincy Programs' new Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course, July 25, the graduation ceremony at the pastoral center brought the opportunity to serve their communities in a new way.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


We learned with great sadness yesterday that, William Cardinal Baum, the former Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, had passed away. In addition to his ministry in Washington, he had been the former Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and the former Grand Penitentiary.

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Chapel dedication bridges past and future


DORCHESTER -- Honoring both the church's past and bright future, the community at St. Ann Parish in Dorchester dedicated its renovated lower chapel. The altar, constructed using the previous altar stone and wood reclaimed from the chapel's damaged pews, was dedicated to Martin Richard who passed at the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013.

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Parishes honor deceased young adult leader


BRAINTREE -- As the "Ice Bucket Challenge" returns in August with the new slogan "Every August until a cure" to support research toward a cure for ALS, a group of parishes and priests of the Archdiocese of Boston will commemorate a young life taken by ALS 20 years ago this week.

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The many branches of Consecrated Life


[Some of Elizabeth Lee's branches have already appeared on our pages; others will do so in coming weeks. She offers us a fine overview of the many different expressions of the Consecrated Life we celebrate this year. -- Ed.]

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World Youth Day registration begins; pope is first person to sign up


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration. Accompanied by two Polish teenagers who wore World Youth Day 2016 t-shirts, the pope had to make a couple of attempts pressing the screen of a tablet before his online registration went through.

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Overtime, overhauls and the ordinary: 2013 goes down in Vatican history


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When the Vatican publishes its annual report detailing its activities and operations, the 1,400-page volume is filled with references to the every day and the exceptional. Each Vatican congregation, council, office and organization creates a summary of its ongoing projects, original publications, new equipment and technology, and major renovations in the "Attivita della Santa Sede" ("The Activity of the Holy See").

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