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CM receives $2.5M grant from Yawkey Foundations

West Roxbury -- Catholic Memorial, a college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 to 12, announced Sept. 5 that they have received a $2.5 million grant from the Yawkey Foundations.

Father Christian Ohazulume removed from ministry

BRAINTREE -- The Archdiocese announced on Sept. 11 that it had removed a priest from ministry after receiving an allegation that he sexually abused a child.

Kavanaugh's birth control comments spur controversy -- What did he say?

Washington D.C. (CNA) -- Opponents of Judge Brett Kavanaugh have suggested that a reference to birth control pills as "abortion-inducing drugs" during Senate confirmation hearings last week represented the judge's own view on contraceptives.

'The fire rages on'

Below are the prepared opening remarks Barbara Thorp gave at the "Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults" panel that took place in Dublin Aug. 24 during the World Meeting of Families.

The sex abuse crisis and Church teaching

Every one of us struggles and is weak; but what matters is how we deal with our weakness. Let's take something trivial and therefore inoffensive. Consider the principle, "Do not eat between meals." (It does not matter if it is true: it merely need be representative.) Suppose someone resolves to follow that principle.

The 200th anniversary of Father Matignon's death

Sept. 19, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Father Francis Anthony Matignon who, along with Cardinal Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus, laid the foundations of the Archdiocese of Boston starting in the late-18th century.

Following the Messiah

In today's Gospel, we reach a pivotal moment in our walk with the Lord. After weeks of listening to His words and witnessing His deeds, along with the disciples we're asked to decide who Jesus truly is.

St. Gregory and God's decision

St. Gregory the Great was born in Rome around the year 540 AD. He was the member of a privileged family and, as such, had many opportunities available to him. However, young Gregory eschewed all this and entered monastic life, accepting the spiritual way of poverty, chastity and obedience. Gregory might have intended to withdraw from the world, but Providence would have none of this. Gregory was named the Pope's legate to the imperial court of Constantinople. The Rome of Gregory's day was a mere vestige of its former glory, so the intrigues and wonders of the New Rome, Constantinople, must have made quite an impression on this papal ambassador.

Winners and losers

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" John Greenleaf Whitter

Is God calling you to serve him and his Church as a deacon?

How does one discern a call from God to a vocation in the Church? God calls all people to holiness. Within this call God calls each of us to a particular state in life. For some this particular call is to marriage. Others are called to religious and consecrated life. Still others are called to ordained ministry as a deacon, priest, or bishop. As a young boy, I thought I was being called to the priesthood. In time, I discerned that God was calling me to the married state. This call was confirmed on the day of my wedding when I saw my beautiful bride and was reconfirmed when each of my three children were born.