- Apr 5, 2020
Dioceses across the country are ramping up their online presence as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic.
A newly launched three-month campaign called “90 Days Now — For Your Parish” is being spearheaded by a lay Catholic to help support parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston, because while churches remains remain closed because of COVID-19, the need for parish services continues.
A defrocked Massachusetts priest is appealing his conviction of sexually abusing a young boy during trips to Maine in the 1980s.
An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and alcohol abuse at a seminary run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston did find some “inappropriate” sexual conduct but no evidence of criminal behavior or sexual activity between seminarians and faculty members.
The archbishop of Boston and his counterpart in Santa Fe, New Mexico, have called for a spirit of welcome toward others, saying the current feeling of strife and enmity in the country signals a “crisis of compassion” that must be overcome.
Boston’s main Catholic church is reopening for Holy Week following extensive renovations.