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  • Eight ordained priests for Boston

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley welcomed eight men into the priesthood, May 20, during a Mass of Ordination at Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell. The 1,000 seat church was filled beyond capacity with family, friends, parishioners and clergy as the ordinands entered the church and took their seats at the front of the church according to the seminary in which they were formed: Fathers Jason Giombetti, Godfrey Musabe, Americo Santos and William Sexton from St. John's Seminary; Fathers Pablo Gomis and Wellington De Oliveira from the Redemptoris Mater Seminary; and Fathers Kevin Leaver and Michael Zimmerman from the Pontifical North American College.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


I want to begin this week by noting the passing of Bishop Thomas Daily. Though a sad occasion, I was pleased to attend the services in Brooklyn. In addition to being the former Bishop of Brooklyn he was also a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and was a member of the St. James society who served in Latin America. Of course, he also served as an auxiliary bishop here and as vicar general.

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Eight ordained priests for Boston


Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley welcomed eight men into the priesthood, May 20, during a Mass of Ordination at Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell. The 1,000 seat church was filled beyond capacity with family, friends, parishioners and clergy as the ordinands entered the church and took their seats at the front of the church according to the seminary in which they were formed: Fathers Jason Giombetti, Godfrey Musabe, Americo Santos and William Sexton from St. John's Seminary; Fathers Pablo Gomis and Wellington De Oliveira from the Redemptoris Mater Seminary; and Fathers Kevin Leaver and Michael Zimmerman from the Pontifical North American College.

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17 receive Theological Institute degrees


BRIGHTON -- The smiling face of 17 graduates of the Theological Institute for The New Evangelization shone brightly from under black graduation caps as they, together with friends and family, gathered at St. John's Seminary in Brighton for the 2017 commencement ceremony May 23.

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Forming the Future: Teaching service at St. Augustine School, Andover


ANDOVER -- Eighth graders at St. Augustine School were given the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others this year. Beginning in November, four students each week left their classrooms and were taken to Lazarus House, an emergency homeless shelter and food bank in Lawrence, where they helped prepare food for distribution.

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St. Clement School, Medford to close


MEDFORD -- St. Clement School in Medford will be closing its doors at the end of the current school year in June. The school currently educates students in grades 6-12, as well as Pre-K. It had also maintained an elementary school until the end of the 2015-2016 year.

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Xaverian establishes scholarship honoring Franklin man who perished


WESTWOOD -- A memorial scholarship fund for Michael J. Doherty has been established at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood. A 2015 graduate of Xaverian and a rising junior studying engineering at Duke University, Doherty went missing on May 14 after attending a party near his home in Franklin. An exhaustive manhunt ended May 20 when his body was discovered in a wooded area near Route I-495.

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This week's edition » National News

Vatican takes key step forward for Father Flanagan's sainthood cause


OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) -- The Vatican has taken a key step forward in the sainthood cause of Father Edward J. Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, local officials said May 15. The Congregation for Saints' Causes found that the Archdiocese of Omaha's three-year investigation into Father Flanagan's life was thorough and without error, and includes evidence of a reputation for sanctity, said Steven Wolf, president of the Father Flanagan League Society of Devotion, which has helped lead the sainthood effort.

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This week's edition » International News

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said."

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Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis announced he will create five new cardinals June 28; the new cardinals-designate come from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador. Unusually, the group of prelates announced by the pope May 21 includes an auxiliary bishop whose archbishop is not a cardinal; he is Cardinal-designate Gregorio Rosa Chavez, 74, the current auxiliary bishop of San Salvador.

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