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Cardinal calls priests to 'friendship with Christ' at Chrism Mass

BOSTON -- Priests, deacons, seminarians, religious, and laypeople gathered at the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 16 for the annual Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass serves as a symbol of unity in dioceses throughout the Catholic world during Holy Week each year, as the local bishop blesses the sacred oils used to administer sacraments for the coming year -- the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and the sacred chrism.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

As regular readers will remember, I arrived in Rome late last week for meetings of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and of the Council of Cardinals advising the Holy Father.

Mass. bishops release statement opposing ROE Act

BRAINTREE -- The bishops of the four dioceses of Massachusetts released a statement April 12 to express their opposition to proposed legislation that would expand abortion in the commonwealth.

A new day kindled

If the events of Holy Week this year prove anything, it's that Humphrey Bogart was wrong when he uttered the line, "We'll always have Paris." Even something we've taken for granted for almost 900 years can be destroyed. Although it looks like the famed medieval cathedral can be salvaged and will be rebuilt, Notre Dame de Paris will not last forever.

Reefer Madness is back big time

We are all in the midst of a sophisticated campaign to change the minds of Americans and embrace the marijuana culture.

You don't have to run a marathon to help those in need

The Boston Marathon, in addition to being the world's oldest annual marathon, has become a symbol of strength, unity, and pride for the Boston community. This year, we were proud to have the opportunity to share in that communal experience by sponsoring four runners on Team Catholic Charities, thanks to our friends at John Hancock. At Catholic Charities, we keep the well-being and benefit of our clients at the forefront of everything we do. We strive to put our mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people into action.

Seeing and believing

Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today's Gospel tells us that Peter and John "saw and believed." What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that he hadn't been carted off by grave robbers, who usually stole the expensive burial linens and left the corpses behind.

The baseball season is underway -- for better or for worse

Question: Should we be panic-stricken over the Red Sox' slow start this season? Answer: No. It's a long season and there is plenty of time for the Sox to hit their stride.

Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always be in the midst of God's people, "pouring ourselves out" for them, Pope Francis said.

Omaha artist paints one-of-a-kind Paschal candles

Omaha, Neb., Apr 17, 2019 CNA.- Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio have blessed mankind with stunning works of art. They gave themselves ample space to create: For Michelangelo, it was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For Rembrandt and Caravaggio, often it was large canvases.