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Future phases of Disciples in Mission announced

BRAINTREE -- With Phase V of the archdiocese's pastoral plan Disciples in Mission now underway, the Archdiocese of Boston has announced planned collaboratives in Phases VI through XI, detailing what is expected to be the last six stages in the pastoral plan.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog

Last Friday (6/16) I was visited by the Mexican Consul General in Boston, Emilio Rabasa. He presented me with a very beautiful silver image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that his 90-year-old mother sent him to give to me!

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Schedule for future parish collaboratives

Following is a list of planned future collaboratives for parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston and the year that they are predicted to start implementing Disciples in Mission. The list reflects the planned collaboratives and schedule as of June 28, 2017, however, the archdiocese's director of Pastoral Planning Father Paul Soper said, "The list has evolved significantly during recent times, and will continue to evolve."

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Pilot honored at Catholic Press Awards

BRAINTREE -- The Pilot received a record nine awards in the Catholic Press Association's 2017 Press Awards competition, including receiving a second place award for the category of Best Newspaper Website.

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MCC supports criminal reform bill

BRAINTREE -- In a testimony sent to the Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee, the Massachusetts Catholic Conference (MCC) praised a state bill that would see reforms to the criminal justice system, but also suggested additional ways in which the system could be reformed.

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Seven Catholic school principals retire

BRAINTREE -- After years of service in education, principals of seven Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston have announced their retirement following the 2016- 2017 school year. In her June 23 Weekly Memo that announced the retirements, superintendent of Catholic Schools Kathy Mears wrote "All of you will be greatly missed. I am happy for you that you will have an opportunity to spend time with family, travel, or just live at a less-hectic pace, but I am sad that we will no longer work together!"

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Cardinal approves changes to Salem Catholic Collaborative

SALEM -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley has approved of a plan that will bring changes to the Salem Catholic Collaborative. Under the plan, two of the three parishes in the collaborative -- Immaculate Conception and St. James -- will merge effective Aug. 1, and the third parish, St. John the Baptist, will become a shrine of Divine Mercy.

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This week's edition » National News

This is your moment to evangelize, convocation delegates told

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) -- Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl urged participants at the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of The Gospel in America" to take a look at each other in the hotel ballroom and realize that they, as lay leaders in the church, are responsible for spreading the Gospel message and they shouldn't waste the moment.

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This week's edition » International News

Pope tells archbishops not to be 'armchair Catholics,' but apostles

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's new cardinals and new archbishops must be willing to risk everything, patiently endure evil and bear crosses like Jesus did, Pope Francis said. "The Lord answers our prayers. He is faithful to the love we have professed for him, and he stands beside us at times of trial." Just as he accompanied the apostles, "he will do the same for you," the pope told five new cardinals and about 30 archbishops named during the past year.

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Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinals are not called to be "princes" of the church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals. Jesus "calls you to serve like him and with him, to serve the father and your brothers and sisters," the pope said as he created five new cardinals from five nations June 28.

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Pope: Christians fight evil with love, sacrifice, never with violence

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians are called to detach themselves from power, reject violence and sacrifice themselves for God and others out of love, Pope Francis said. Christians must live the way Christ chose to: not as "persecutors, but persecuted; not arrogant, but meek; not as snake-oil salesmen, but subservient to the truth; not impostors, but honest," he said June 28 during his weekly general audience.

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