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My letter to the faithfulCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

(Beginning in Lent, Cardinal O'Malley has periodically issued letters to different communities within the archdiocese addressing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Previous letters have been issued ...

Floyd's killing was 'morally wrong' Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Below is a May 30 statement from Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital ...

Cardinal's Palm Sunday homilyCardinal Seán P. O'Malley

I am sure that we all have great memories of many celebrations of Palm Sunday in the past. The beginning of Holy Week with a procession of the palms is usually a celebration marked by enthusiasm and excitement. ...

Cardinal's letter on ROE Act Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Following is the text of the letter Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley asked to be read at all Masses Jan. 18-19 urging Catholics to contact their legislators in opposition to the so-called ROE Act. As we proceed ...

Cardinal O'Malley issues statement on El Paso, Dayton ShootingsCardinal Sean P. O'Malley

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement Monday, Aug. 5, 2019: The mass murder of 31 innocent people in a 24 hour period, fueled by hate and disregard for human life, is unacceptable ...

Shutdown 'violates the social contract' Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement Jan. 18: Governing the democracy of the United States is always a challenging task. It requires not only intelligence, expertise and experience ...

'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 ...