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  • Cristo Rey Boston grants full tuition to all students

    DORCHESTER -- Cristo Rey schools have long been known for their innovative approach to make a Catholic school education affordable to low-income students. But beginning this month, Cristo Rey Boston High School is taking that commitment a step further -- by granting full-tuition scholarships to all current and incoming students.

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  • 2021 Catholic Appeal launch adapts to unique times

    BRAINTREE -- The annual Catholic Appeal usually involves distributing envelopes for parishioners to take home, fill out, and bring back to church with donations. But in the time of the coronavirus, when the ministries and organizations that benefit from the appeal most need support, the collection will look different -- with more digital communication and less direct contact.

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  • Local Catholic cemetery records now available online

    BOSTON -- Researchers can now search hundreds of thousands of records containing detailed information about people buried in eastern Massachusetts Catholic cemeteries through a new online database, thanks to a partnership between American Ancestors/New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Archdiocese of Boston's Archive Department, and Catholic Cemetery Association (CCA).

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Friday, we had one of our regular meetings of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference. As always, it was an opportunity to speak about legislation and other public-policy items of interest to the Church in the Commonwealth.

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  • Archdiocese issues guidance for Lenten, Holy Week observances

    BRAINTREE -- Last year, the faithful of the archdiocese had to observe Holy Week at home due to the suspension of Masses and all other parish events following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, Masses and other events and activities will be permitted, albeit not with the same grandeur as usual.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    This past weekend, we concluded our observance of Catholic Schools Week. We were glad that many of our schools were able to participate in different activities for Catholic Schools Week. This has been a unique year in so many respects, and we are all proud of what our Catholic schools have been able to accomplish despite all the challenges of the pandemic. We are grateful to our superintendent of schools, Tom Carroll, who has worked so hard to equip our schools and the Catholic Schools Office to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Holy Cross names BC Law dean Rougeau first lay president

    WORCESTER -- The College of the Holy Cross has named Vincent D. Rougeau its 33rd president, the first lay and first Black president in the history of the college. Rougeau is currently the Dean of the Boston College Law School. He was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees on Feb. 9 and was to be officially introduced to the Holy Cross community via a livestream on Thursday, Feb. 11.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Friday was the day that we marked the 48th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade with the virtual March for Life, which was preceded by the Vigil Mass for Life the evening before at the National Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    On Sunday, I went to South Boston to celebrate the dedication of St. Monica's Community Hall to Ed and Jean Shiflett. Unfortunately, Ed was in the hospital and was unable to be there, but we unveiled the plaque with Jean and the pastor, Father Peter DeFazio. I gave them rosaries from the Holy Father.

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