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'We recommit our Church in Boston to work for healing'Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Following are the edited prepared remarks of Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley's address to 1,700 guests at the Celebration of the Priesthood Dinner in Boston, Sept. 18. Last Saturday I gathered with hundreds ...

Policy needed to address bishops' violations of the vows of celibacy Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley

For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual ...

Do not use children 'as pawns to enforce a hostile immigration policy'Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

[Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement June 13 in reaction to U.S. administration immigration practices of separating children from parents seeking asylum at the border with Mexico. ...

March for Our Lives Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley delivered the following remarks at the start of the Mass for Peace, Justice and Healing at St. Anthony Shrine, Boston, March 24: It is good to greet you as you gather at this ...

'Great pain for survivors'Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

[Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement Jan. 20 after Pope Francis's response to a journaalist in which he defended the 2015 appointent of Bishop Juan Barros to lead the Diocese Osorno ...

A call for civility Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

During the Christmas-Epiphany Season I had the pleasure of celebrating liturgies with both the Haitian Catholic Community on their Independence Day (January 1) and last week with the Cape Verdean Catholic ...

On the Passing of Cardinal LawCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Cardinal Bernard F. Law, my predecessor as Archbishop of Boston, has passed away at the age of 86 following a prolonged illness. I recognize that Cardinal Law's passing brings forth a wide range of ...

An 'unnecessary and unwise' decision Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon the blessings our nation and ourselves and families have received from a generous God, and to renew our commitment, personally and nationally, to share these blessings ...