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A statue of Christ at St. Charles Borromeo parish in Waltham, Mass., that was vandalized May 2-3, 2021.

Christ statue at Massachusetts church vandalized

During the night of May 2-3 a statue of Christ at a Massachusetts parish was decapitated. Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Virtual discernment program helps Boston men explore priesthood

This past week, the Archdiocese of Boston released its new vocation discernment initiative, Scivias, designed to bring vocational guidance to... Read more

Msgr. Robert Oliver, then secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, in Rome, July 11, 2019.

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on... Read more

Roman collar. Image via Shutterstock

Boston Catholic priest apologizes for ‘right to choose’ statements

A Boston priest has apologized for a social media post in which he said he believes in the “right to choose”... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley at the Ecclesia in America Conference Dec 12, 2012.

Boston archdiocese warns clergy, officials over political statements

The Archdiocese of Boston has issued a letter to priests, principals of parish schools, and the leaders of Catholic institutions... Read more

A Pro-choice activist holds a sign in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 27, 2016.

Boston priest claims Catholics can support ‘right to choose,’ archdiocese declines comment

In a statement to CNA, Msgr. Paul Garrity stated that he has considered himself “Pro-Life” since he was ordained a... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Boston archdiocese pushes back after Trump says Boston bomber ‘deserves death’

After President Donald Trump said Sunday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, perpetrator of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, should be put to... Read more

Church of the Sacred Heart, Weymouth, MA. Courtesy photo.

Police probe arson attack at Boston-area church

State police are investigating two fires at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as arson. Both fires began overnight Sunday.  Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of Catholic church attacks

Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the second attack... Read more

A priest administers the Anointing of the Sick.

Boston archdiocese assembles teams of priests to anoint coronavirus patients

The Archdiocese of Boston has assembled groups of priests — living together in strategic locations close to hospitals— to administer... Read more

Sign outside Pittsburgh's Cathedral of St. Paul.

Dioceses announce staff cuts, but federal aid could help

As Catholic dioceses and parishes begin to cut staff during the coronavirus pandemic, they could be eligible for unprecedented federal... Read more

St. John's Seminary, Boston.

Boston seminary report: 'isolated incidents' but no 'culture of abuse'

An independent investigation into the Archdiocese of Boston’s St. John’s Seminary has found incidents of sexual misconduct but no seminary-wide... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks with CNA in Rome on Feb. 4, 2013.

Cardinal O’Malley expands sex abuse investigation to include all Boston seminaries

The Archdiocese of Boston announced Thursday that it is expanding its sex abuse investigation to include all three of its... Read more

Cardinal Bernard Law.

Cardinal Bernard Law, formerly of Boston, dies at age 86

Cardinal Bernard Law has died after a brief hospitalization due to a congenital heart condition, according to sources close to... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Jan. 22, 2015.

Cardinal O’Malley appointed to Vatican office for Doctrine of the Faith

On Saturday it was announced that Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has yet another reason to come to Rome, with... Read more

The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really.

The Capuchin keepers of the relics of the late mystic Padre Pio are sending the saint’s heart to Boston for... Read more

Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts.

Evangelization described as key in Boston parish restructuring

After a long period of struggle in finances and church attendance, a new pastoral plan in the Boston archdiocese emphasizes... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks with CNA in Rome on Feb. 4, 2013.

Cardinal bars dissident priest from speaking on Archdiocesan property

The Archdiocese of Boston verified that an Austrian priest will not be allowed to speak on archdiocesan property during a... Read more

A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on April 15, 2013.

Archdiocese of Boston urges prayers after marathon explosions

As local police report at least two people dead and dozens injured following a pair of explosions at the finish... Read more