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A crucifix that was vandalized at Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Oct. 25, 2023, has since been repaired.

Massachusetts man arrested in assault and vandalism incident at Boston cathedral

Oct 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Boston police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a woman and defacing a crucifix outside the Cathedral of the... Read more

Mother Olga, founders of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, described what it was like growing up in war-torn Iraq: “It was really Our Lady who gave me hope … she has been always my mother, mother of my life.”

How this religious order’s foundress found peace in the Catholic Church

Sep 10, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

Mother Olga grew up in war-torn Iraq but found peace within the Catholic Church, establishing a new religious order to... Read more

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital changes website, removes text offering genital surgeries to 17-year-olds

Aug 19, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Boston Children’s Hospital removed language from their website that said the hospital’s youth gender program offered irreversible, sterilizing genital surgeries... Read more

Representation of the Salem witch trials, lithograph from 1892.

Was the last 'witch' of Boston actually a Catholic martyr?

Oct 29, 2017

By Mary Farrow

The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr.  Read more

The relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe which will be venerated at the St. Francis Chapel in Boston's Prudential Center Mall.

A Boston mall chapel will house the relics of three saints

Oct 12, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Relics of St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. John Paul II will be coming to a Boston mall’s... Read more

Family tree research.

Looking for family history? Boston archdiocese is digitizing Catholic records

Jan 12, 2017

If you've been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is making the search easier... Read more

Boston Catholics are at the forefront of the fight against pot

Nov 4, 2016

By Mary Farrow

The Church in Boston is asking voters in Massachusetts to reject the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state next... Read more

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

Boston cardinal chides new Massachusetts buffer zone law

Aug 5, 2014

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has criticized a new Massachusetts law re-establishing buffer zones around abortion clinics after the old... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley.

Church leaders pray for peace in wake of Boston bombing

Apr 16, 2013

Catholic leaders offered prayers and sent words of peace to those affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon, encouraging... Read more