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From Cardinal Seán's blog


We were very sad to learn this week of the death of Jean Vanier after a long battle with cancer. His spirituality and his service to the developmentally disabled made such an impact, not just in our Church, but throughout the world through the L'Arche movement he began. It was my privilege to have met him on a number of different occasions -- he was someone whom I admired very, very much.

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Red Sox to hold Catholic Night at Fenway Park


BOSTON -- The Red Sox will hold their annual Catholic Night at Fenway Park on June 24. The Red Sox are to play against the Chicago White Sox that night. The game will be preceded by a social on the Sam Adams Deck. There will be a pregame ceremony honoring clergy and members of the local Catholic community before the first pitch.

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'An important and substantive response'


Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement May 9 on Vos estis lux mundi -- Editor. Following the international summit in Rome this past February, Pope Francis pledged "concrete measures" to respond to the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Church. Vos estis lux mundi is one means of fulfilling that pledge, establishing specific mandatory protocols and reporting systems for matters concerning such abuse.

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Regarding Pope Francis's Motu Proprio Vos estis lux mundi


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released the following Q and A May 9 -- Editor. Q. What does the new Motu Proprio do? A. The new Motu Proprio Vos estis lux mundi is a significant move forward for the universal Church, one that echoes many of the practices established in the U.S. Bishops' Essential Norms and the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that have been in force in the United States since 2002. For example, it affirms the existing:

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