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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 celibacyCardinal 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 LivesCardinal 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 civilityCardinal 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 Law Cardinal 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 ...