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  • 15 earn Theological Institute degrees

    BRIGHTON -- Fifteen graduates of the Theological Institute for The New Evangelization received degrees May 19 in the 2015 class of the Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies program, during a commencement ceremony at St. John's Seminary with Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley and rector Msgr. James P. Moroney.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Last Thursday (5/7), I celebrated the annual Catholic Schools Foundation Scholars Mass at the cathedral. This year, the scholars and their families almost fill the cathedral. Afterwards we had a reception. It's always very nice to have a chance to meet the students and their families and it is a way of recognizing their commitment and hard work. We are very grateful to all of those who support the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which provides the scholarship money for these young men and women and that allows us to make Catholic education available to many who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

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Spring Celebration raises $1.1m to support Catholic Charities


BOSTON -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston raised more than $1.1 million to fund the agency's programs and services that support more than 200,000 people in need throughout Eastern Massachusetts, May 13, at its annual Spring Celebration at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Dorchester.

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15 earn Theological Institute degrees


BRIGHTON -- Fifteen graduates of the Theological Institute for The New Evangelization received degrees May 19 in the 2015 class of the Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies program, during a commencement ceremony at St. John's Seminary with Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley and rector Msgr. James P. Moroney.

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Judge orders vigilers to leave closed Scituate church


SCITUATE -- Norfolk County Superior Court judge Edward P. Leibensperger ruled the vitgil at the former parish St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Scituate an act of trespass, May 14, and gave the former parishioners who have been holding an 11-year vigil 15 days to leave the property.

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Pentecost -- The birthday of the Church


Pentecost is sometimes referred to as the birthday of the Church, but what is it and where does it come from? The Acts of the Apostles recounts that nine days after the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, the Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles and Mary in the form of tongues of fire, and they began preaching fearlessly to those in the streets.

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Forming the Future -- Walnut Park Montessori School


Children at the Walnut Park Montessori School in Newton know that one can never be too young to make a difference in the world. The school, which teaches children ages 18 months to six, "has a very strong emphasis on peace," according to Nancy Fish, the school's headmaster.

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This week's edition » National News

Reaction mixed to Tsarnaev death sentence in Boston Marathon bombing


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Reaction was mixed to the May 15 jury sentencing of death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Tsarnaev had been convicted April 8 of all 30 counts lodged against him in the bombing, which killed three people and injured hundreds. Of those 30 counts, 17 carried the death penalty, and jurors imposed the death sentence on six of those -- all in connection with placing a bomb on Boylston Street along the marathon route.

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This week's edition » International News

Archbishop Romero Found Comfort From Opus Dei Founder


Rome (ZENIT) -- Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified this weekend in his native El Salvador, where he was shot and killed while saying Mass. In the midst of the troubled times in which he lived, he came to Rome in 1974, where he met with the Pope.

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Israel downplays media flurry over Vatican agreement with Palestine


JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Israel is downplaying the recent media flurry over reports the Vatican and Palestinian representatives have finalized the text of a formal agreement recognizing freedom of religion in the "State of Palestine" and outlining the rights and obligations of the Catholic Church, its agencies and its personnel in the territory.

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