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An 'unnecessary and unwise' decisionCardinal 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 now Cardinal 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 ...

Cardinal O'Malley's statement on Orlando tragedy Cardinal 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 Samaritan 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 ...