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'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 ...

The time to extend TPS is nowCardinal Sean P. O'Malley

There are moments in human history when basic humanitarian obligations should override political calculations. Some may argue that those moments are very rare, but the fact is that some crises make clear ...

We must oppose the voices of 'fragmentation and hatred' Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley

[Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement Aug. 15 in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration during which an act of violence left one person dead and 19 others injured in Charlottesville, ...

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 ...