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  • St. Mary's Center meets $1M match offer from Amazon

    DORCHESTER -- St. Mary's Center for Women and Children in Dorchester announced last week that it has raised the funds to meet a $1 million donation match offer from Amazon. Originally part of the now-closed St. Margaret's Hospital, St. Mary's Center was founded in 1993. The center provides programs and services for over 600 homeless women and their families each year, offering them a range of support, including employment training, emergency shelter, and educational, clinical, and preventive services.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Eucharistic Congress in Atlanta Last Friday (6/1), I went to Atlanta to participate in their annual Eucharistic Congress. This is a 24-year tradition for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. It was started by Archbishop John Donoghue and Archbishop Wilton Gregory has continued and augmented this wonderful event, which has grown to about 30,000 participants.

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  • Boston Foundation announces grants

    Boston -- The Boston Foundation announced its quarterly discretionary grants after a meeting of the Foundation's Board of Directors this week. The Board approved $2,160,375 in single and multi-year discretionary grants to 19 nonprofits to be paid out beginning in April 2018. Of the 19 grants, four provide multi-year support. In addition, the Board approved another $541,500 in single-year Open Door grants to 25 additional Boston-area nonprofits, and it acknowledged $1,615,356 in between-cycles discretionary small grants through other programs of the Foundation.

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  • Cardinal joins Waltham Corpus Christi procession

    They came from different households, different towns, different cultures and backgrounds, but on June 3, as they processed together down the streets of Waltham, they represented one community, united in Christ and harmonizing in song and prayer.

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  • Apostolic Nuncio honored at Redemptoris Mater gala

    QUINCY -- Nearly 700 people from throughout the archdiocese gathered at the Boston Marriott Quincy hotel for the ninth annual Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary Gala Dinner. This year's gala honored Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Dr. Lucy Bayer-Zwirello, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center at Steward Medical Group. Noted guests included Nicolle Noguera vice-consul of Colombia, Alberto Vasallo, president and CEO of El Mundo, Boston, Massachusetts native Bishop Donald Pelletier, retired bishop of Madagascar as well as several priests from the Archdiocese of Boston.

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  • BU awards full-tuition scholarship to 12 Catholic high school students

    BRAINTREE -- Last month, 12 students in the Archdiocese of Boston were awarded the Cardinal Medeiros Scholarship. This full, four-year scholarship to Boston University is presented each year to graduates of Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston in memory of Cardinal Humberto Sousa Medeiros. An exemplar of our time, Cardinal Medeiros grew up in poverty and became a great champion of immigrants and racial justice as the Archbishop of Boston from 1970 to 1983.

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  • CatholicTV's Matt Weber and daughter Rose win Boston/New England Emmy

    WATERTOWN -- The CatholicTV Network is pleased to announce that Matt Weber, host of "The Lens," and his infant daughter, Rose, have been awarded the 2018 Boston/New England Emmy for Outstanding Commentator/Editorialist in the 41st Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards. They are honored to have tied for this award with Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston. The winning entries were announced at an awards ceremony held June 2, 2018 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place.

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  • Cathedral High, Northeastern partner on experiential education programs

    BOSTON -- For years, Cathedral High School in Boston has fostered partnerships with local groups and organizations, creating mutually beneficial connections that encouraged students to gain real-world experience by working or volunteering in the community. Its experiential education methods have appeared to have worked; the grade 7 to 12 school has long retained a 100 percent graduation rate, and many of its graduates go on to attain four-year degrees.

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  • BC High names Brillo new head football coach

    DORCHESTER -- Boston College High School athletic director, Jon Bartlett, announced May 30 that Jonathan Brillo would take over the reigns as the head football coach for the school beginning on July 1. Bartlett stepped down as head football coach on April 12 to focus on his role as athletic director of the all-boys, Jesuit, Catholic school. Bartlett will continue to oversee the 19 varsity sports and hundreds of athletes in grades 7-12.

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  • Holy Family School in Rockland to close

    ROCKLAND -- Holy Family School in Rockland, facing declining enrollment and financial strain, will close June 13 after nearly 80 years of providing students with a Catholic education. "There is no one at fault in all of this," said Holy Family Parish pastor Father James Hickey in a May 24 letter to the school and parish community. "Hard work has made Holy Family a special place, above all a place of love."

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  • State Senate approves repeal of 'cap on kids'

    BRAINTREE -- The Massachusetts Senate's recently approved $41.5 billion state budget would see the "cap on kids" lifted on Jan. 1, 2019, six months earlier than the July 1, 2019 date the House budget approved.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Memorial and dedication Last Friday (5/18) I went to Catholic Memorial School to celebrate Mass with the students, faculty and friends of the school and for the dedication ceremony of the renovated student lounge, which has been named the Kennedy Commons, for Father Dan Kennedy.

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  • Cardinal ordains seven priests for the Archdiocese of Boston

    MISSION HILL -- Maria Hewett remembers her brother Baldemar Garza blessing her, back when they were both young kids. Three or four at the time, it's one of her oldest memories, she said. It was "surreal" to her, then, when, as adults, the now Father Garza blessed her as a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston May 19 following his ordination into the priesthood at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Mission Hill.

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  • Local faith leaders, scientists call for action on climate change in joint appeal

    BRAINTREE -- A joint statement released May 23 and signed by hundreds of scientists and faith leaders, including Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, calls on "all of us" for action on climate change. "Climate change is an ecological and moral emergency that impacts all other aspects of our shared lives and requires us to work together to protect our common home," reads the appeal.

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  • Faith and Science Joint Appeal for Climate Action

    The following appeal was signed by more than 500 hundred of Massachusetts religious leaders and scientists including Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, Dr. Philip Duffy, president of the Woods Hole Research Center and Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Associate Minister for Ecological Justice at Bethel AME Church. -- Editor.

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  • Little Sisters of the Poor fundraising dinner

    SOMERVILLE -- The sound of chatter and laughter grew louder as you walked into the Little Sisters of the Poor's 6th annual "Sharing the Vision of St. Jeanne Jugan Fundraising Dinner," which was held at the Center for the Arts Armory in Somerville May 19.

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  • 21 receive Theological Institute degrees

    BRIGHTON -- Dressed in caps and gowns and surrounded by family and friends, the Theological Institute of the New Evangelization's class of 2018 received their diplomas during a May 22 commencement ceremony at St. John's Seminary in Brighton.

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  • In her illness and death, a girl brings others closer to God

    BRAINTREE -- Andrea Villalba, an eighth-grader at St. Joseph School in Needham, said she thinks about her friend Christina Dangond Lacouture every day, every single day. She used the word friend, but she later changed it. Christina, about two to three years younger, is more like a "little sister to me," she said to The Pilot May 14.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Catholic Charities' Spring Celebration Last Thursday (5/10) I went to the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston to attend Catholic Charities' annual Spring Celebration. My sister was visiting from Mexico, so I asked her to attend the gala with me.

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