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Statue of Christ at Waltham church beheaded


WALTHAM -- In the evening of May 2, a member of St. Mary Parish notified the parish priests that the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, located outside St. Charles Borromeo Church on Hall Street, had been damaged.

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From Cardinal Seán's blog


Saturday was the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, so I was pleased to be able to celebrate Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine in Lowell. We were pleased to be joined by Mayor John Leahy and several members of the Lowell Fire and Police departments, who carried the statue of St. Joseph in and out of the church.

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Pro-life advocates express concern as Mass. joins 'telabortion' study


BRAINTREE -- Massachusetts is now one of several states where pregnant women can receive telemedicine services from an abortion provider and obtain pills for a medication abortion through the mail, rather than in a clinic -- a method that pro-life physicians and activists say can result in more trauma and complications than a surgical abortion.

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Man charged in 2020 arson at California's famed Mission San Gabriel


LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Authorities announced charges against a suspected arsonist who investigators believe ignited an overnight fire that gutted much of Mission San Gabriel last July. Officials charged John David Corey Jr., 57, with two felony counts of arson of an inhabited structure and one count each of arson during a state of emergency, possession of flammable material and first-degree residential burglary.

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