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Sister Helen Prejean, an anti-death penalty advocate who testified in the sentencing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber.

Nun asks jury for mercy, to spare Boston bomber's life

May 11, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

In the defense’s final move to save the life of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Sister Helen Prejean asked... Read more

FOCUS prayer breakfast remembers Boston bombing victims

May 1, 2013

A Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ breakfast near Boston offered prayers for the victims of the marathon bombings, as speakers encouraged... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass at Domus Galilee during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Prayer vigils offer solidarity after Boston attack

Apr 18, 2013

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, people of diverse faith backgrounds are uniting in prayer for the victims... Read more

St. Clement's Eucharistic Shrine in Boston.

Boston priest comforts locals, says Christ offers 'real healing'

Apr 16, 2013

A priest who offered consolation to passers-by after the explosion at the Boston Marathon said that the event left him... Read more

President Barack Obama.

Political leaders encourage hope amid Boston tragedy

Apr 16, 2013

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, state and federal lawmakers are offering assistance and support to the people... Read more

A family leaves flowers in front of the home of the Richard family whose eight-year-old son, Martin, was killed during the Boston explosions.

Slain Catholic boy remembered by Boston community

Apr 16, 2013

The young Catholic boy killed when a bomb exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is being remembered... 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