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Archdiocesan high school 2016 football season round-up


Marian vs. Maynard Playing at Framingham State on Thanksgiving eve, the Marian Mustangs ended their season with a 40-20 loss to Maynard (Division 4A champions) but not without putting up a good battle. Marian scored first at the start and then in the fourth, Josh O'Connell rushed for two touchdowns. Marian, led by Harry Lesage (first season), ends at 4-7.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


I was very happy to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family in Miami. And, of course, it was the day after Thanksgiving that we saw the death of Fidel Castro. The passing of Fidel Castro is certainly a very historic moment. Even though he has been out of the limelight and power for some years, his presence was certainly very important in Cuba and in Cuba's relations with the rest of the world, particularly with Venezuela and the United States.

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Bishop O'Connell to hold open Q and A forum


NORTH READING -- When he was named a bishop in June, Bishop Mark O'Connell chose the motto "Invenimus Messiam" ("We have found the Messiah,") to underscore his commitment to evangelization. Now, as pastor of St. Theresa Parish in North Reading, just one of his new roles as bishop, Bishop O'Connell is putting his motto into action by holding a special forum Dec. 13 open to all but geared especially toward "fallen away Catholics, confused Catholics, and non-Catholics."

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This week's edition » Opinion
This week's edition » National News

Pope Francis gets high favorability rating in poll of U.S. Catholics


ST. LEO, Fla. (CNS) -- A new poll shows that Pope Francis' favorability dipped slightly among U.S. adults in general but has risen among adult Catholics to just above what it was a year ago. The poll, by St. Leo University Polling Institute in Florida, asked 1,001 respondents if their opinion of the pope was strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or not at all favorable.

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Paper's 1941 war edition expressed faith, patriotism of island Catholics


HONOLULU (CNS) -- "Our beloved country is at war. Our peaceful shores have been ruthlessly attacked, and all citizens are called upon to unite their efforts toward that peace for which we have all prayed, that peace which the world cannot give, and that peace which God will surely bring about when mankind has seen its folly and conforms its ways to his."

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This week's edition » International News

Vatican commission launches child protection website


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has launched a beta version of its website in English and has included its template for local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse, resources for a day of prayer for the victims and survivors as well as a mailing address to contact commission members.

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