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  • Service honored at Fenway Park Catholic Night

    BOSTON -- The Red Sox honored five members of the archdiocese and the work of the Catholic Appeal in a pre-game ceremony on June 24, part of Fenway Park's sixth annual Catholic Night. Before the ceremony, the park screens played a video message from Cardinal Seán O'Malley.

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  • Culture of life celebrated at Quincy 'Night 4 Life'

    QUINCY -- The Daughters of Mary of Nazareth and the men's prayer group of Sacred Heart Parish, Quincy, held a Night 4 Life, an evening of prayer, testimonies, and music, celebrating the gift of life at Veterans Memorial Stadium on June 19.

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  • Pilot honored with six Catholic Press Awards

    BRAINTREE -- The Catholic Press Association honored The Pilot with six awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference held this year from June 18 through June 20 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Each year, the Catholic Press Association invites submissions from Catholic newspapers, web sites, and magazines to be judged by a panel of independent experts for excellence. The Pilot has been honored with awards every year since 2002. This year, the Pilot received one first place, two second place, one third place, and two honorable mention awards.

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  • Grieving parents invited to daylong July retreat

    BRAINTREE -- Parents who have experienced the death of a child are invited to join the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents for a daylong retreat at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Carver on July 13. Rooted in the Franciscan tradition, it began at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston but has spread to serve dioceses throughout the country. At least one daylong retreat is offered in each of the Archdiocese of Boston's five regions each year, according to the ministry.

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  • Catholic Schools Office hosts 'Mental Health Week'

    BRAINTREE -- The Catholic Schools Office hosted its Mental Health Week, a week of presentations for Catholic educators, from June 21 to June 26. "Unfortunately, children are experiencing more stress than ever before. It is important for teachers and principals to have learning opportunities that will provide them with insight and strategies for supporting children and their families. This is why we designed a week of learning dedicated to Mental Health," Mary Goslin, director of Government Programs, told the Pilot June 26.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Saturday, I had the joy of ordaining a new Capuchin priest, Brother Akolla, at St. Catherine of Sweden Church in Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Cameroonian community, so we were joined by a large number of his Cameroonian relatives and friends for the celebration.

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  • Text of MCC's oral testimony on ROE Act

    Following are the prepared texts of oral testimony on House Bill 3320 and Senate Bill 1209, known collectively as the ROE Act, presented by representatives of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference to the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary, June 17.

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  • Emmanuel celebrates Sister Janet Eisner's 40 years as president

    On May 30, more than 400 guests attended a gala on Emmanuel College's campus to celebrate President Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN -- the country's longest-serving woman college president currently in office. Since her inauguration in 1979, Sister Janet has led Emmanuel through a time of innovation, achievement and growth, consistently bringing the college's mission to life and keeping it relevant for new generations of students.

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  • Brothers celebrate jubilees

    Several brothers of different congregations of men religious are celebrating significant anniversaries of religious profession and years of service here in the archdiocese and elsewhere. Some have spent decades in education, while others have served in a variety of other pastoral ministries. Congratulations to all the jubilarians; and thanks for your years of consecrated life and service.

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  • 'Bella' star keynotes Redemptoris Mater Seminary gala

    QUINCY -- The 10th annual Redemptoris Mater Seminary Gala Dinner, held at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Quincy on June 16, featured a little bit of everything: from a Hollywood actor to a mariachi band; from seminarians singing popular songs by Mumford and Sons to Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley leading a chant in Latin.

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  • Congratulations, graduates of the Class of 2019

    As the school year comes to an end, The Pilot congratulates all the members of the class of 2019 who graduated from Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Boston. This year's roundup of commencement exercises is presented alphabetically by school.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Saturday, we had the joy of ordaining seven transitional deacons at the Cathedral the Holy Cross. These are men who, next year, will be ordained priests. It is always a happy moment for the Church to be ordaining men to ministry.

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