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Do not let 'the darkness of hatred and prejudice poison our own hearts'Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Terrorism has taken a great toll in our world. Many innocent people have lost their lives, leaving families, friends and communities racked in pain, consumed by a sense of loss and disbelief. The victims ...

Cardinal O'Malley: 'We join in the national mourning' Cardinal Sean P. O'malley

(Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement July 8 in the wake of the ambush of Dallas police officers July 7 that left 5 officers dead and 7 wounded.) The assassination of five members ...

Cardinal O'Malley's statement on Orlando tragedyCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

As our society faces the massive and violent assault on human life in Orlando on Sunday, the Archdiocese of Boston offers and encourages prayers on behalf of those who were killed in the attack, those ...

'God's Mercy Runs to Meet Us' Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Below is the introduction to the Pastoral Letter "God's Mercy Runs to Meet Us" published by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on the occasion of the Jubulee Year of Mercy. The letter is dated April 3, 2016 to ...

Walking in the path of the Good SamaritanCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Terrorism has taken a great toll in our world. Many innocent people have lost their lives, leaving families, friends and communities racked in pain, consumed by a sense of loss and disbelief. The victims ...

Cardinal urges compassionate treatment for Syrian refugees Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley issued the following statement on Syrian immigration response to Paris attacks Nov. 19: Last Friday I promised Archbishop Vingt-Trois of Paris the prayers and support of the ...

Cardinal O'Malley's keynote to the World Meeting of FamiliesCardinal Sean P. O'Malley

Following is the prepared text of Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley's keynote address delivered at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Sept. 25. Cardinal O'Malley spoke following the keynote of Pastor ...

'Laudato Si': Protecting 'Our Common Home' and the dignity of the poor Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

I welcome with joy and gratitude the encyclical letter, "Laudato Si'" ("Praise be to You") on the urgent human, moral and religious issue of the environment. The first pope to take the name of Francis ...