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Six ordained permanent deacons for Boston

SOUTH END -- For Chris Ohlandt, seeing his friend John Czajkowski ordained a permanent deacon at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Oct. 15, required taking a flight from Maryland. But, he said, it was a trip worth making.

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Catholic Schools Office cultivates future leaders

BRAINTREE -- Experienced elementary school educators from 13 school and parish communities gathered at the pastoral Center Oct. 17 to discuss what leadership in Catholic education looks like in the Archdiocese of Boston, and also explored opportunities for their personal development.

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Catholics called to honor priests on Priesthood Sunday, Oct. 30

On Oct. 30, Catholic parishes throughout the United States will show support for their priests with prayer, celebration and dialogue. The last Sunday of October is designated annually as Priesthood Sunday, a one-day celebration of the priesthood organized by parish lay leaders and coordinated and sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International.

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This week's edition » National News

Listecki: Anti-Catholicism 'equal opportunity prejudice' in campaign

MILWAUKEE (CNS) -- Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki called anti-Catholicism "an equal opportunity prejudice" evident in the presidential election. Quoting historian Arthur Schlesinger Sr., he noted the campaigns of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have engaged in "the deepest held bias in the history of the American people."

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Leaked emails show 'hostility' to Catholic Church, some say

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Emails released by WikiLeaks and allegedly hacked from the server of a top aide to Hillary Clinton have ignited a fierce exchange over the tone and content of the messages. Those weighing in include the president of the U.S. bishops' conference and a Catholic adviser to the Donald Trump campaign.

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This week's edition » International News

Pope canonizes seven saints who 'fought the good fight of faith'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said. Each one "struggled to the very end with all their strength," which they received through perseverance and prayer, the pope said Oct. 16 at a canonization Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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