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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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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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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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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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This week's edition » National News

Archbishop's remains moved to Peoria; sainthood cause is reopened


PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) -- As a small group of witnesses silently looked on, the mortal remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen were interred at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria late in the afternoon of June 27, completing a transfer from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York that began early that morning.

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Vatican-Israel accord of 1994 called 'action' step for 'Nostra Aetate'


NEW YORK (CNS) -- Jewish and Catholic leaders met in a spirit of joy and cooperation at a 25th anniversary celebration marking the Vatican's recognition of the state of Israel. The historic step began with the signing of the "Fundamental Agreement Between the Holy See and the State of Israel," which established diplomatic relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish state. The formal opening of relations took place June 15, 1994.

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Catholic schools diverge over status of teachers in same-sex unions


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Two Catholic high schools in the Indianapolis Archdiocese took different actions in late June over employees who are in same-sex marriages. Cathedral Catholic High School announced June 24 that it was firing a gay teacher to avoid "forfeiting" its Catholic identity just three days after the Indianapolis archbishop announced "with great sadness" that Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School was no longer recognized as a Catholic institution because of its refusal to dismiss a gay employee.

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In responding to gender theory, 'forming the formators' is key, educators say


Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2019 CNA.- Amid a flurry of headlines denouncing the Vatican for releasing a document condemning “gender theory,” theology professors and Catholic educators told CNA that the document will be helpful in setting priorities for Catholic educators going forward, as Catholic schools respond to questions about LGBT issues.

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This week's edition » International News

Cardinal Burke cuts ties with institute, citing its alignment with Bannon


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke has resigned from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, saying it has become "more and more identified with the political program" of Steve Bannon. In a letter posted on his Twitter feed, Cardinal Burke said June 25 he had urged the institute to return to its original purpose of promoting the respect of human dignity but "it has not done so," so he was terminating his relationship, including being the institute's honorary president. Eleven other cardinals make up the institute's advisory board and Bannon, former chief strategist at the White House, is a patron and member of the board of trustees.

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