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Late civil rights leaders 'changed course of history,' says archbishop

ATLANTA (CNS) -- The late Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and another giant of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian, who died the same day as Lewis, "changed the course of history for our nation" because of their civil rights work, said Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer of Atlanta.

'Father Soldier Son,' streaming, Netflix

NEW YORK (CNS) -- As many may find it convenient to forget, the United States has been waging war in Afghanistan for nearly 19 years. And it is military families that have, of course, in President Barack Obama's words, "borne the heaviest of all burdens" in the conflict.

Archdiocese's Catholic schools plan for on-time, in-person reopening

BRAINTREE -- While public school teachers have asked for additional time to prepare for the coming academic year, the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Boston intend to begin on time with live, in-person instruction.

Mass. bishops express support for police reform legislation

BRAINTREE -- While not endorsing any particular bill, the bishops of the four dioceses of Massachusetts expressed their support for police reform legislation in a joint statement released July 23.

Elizabeth Seton Residence benefits from local COVID-19 grant

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, after weeks of no visits from family members, residents of the Elizabeth Seton Residence, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax in Wellesley, are finally able to enjoy long awaited courtyard visits from their loved ones.

Is the coronavirus vaccine made from fetal cell lines?

Washington, D.C. (CNA) -- As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

This last week, we were happy to be visited at the cathedral by one of our seminarians studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Joe Ferme. Joe had not been home for a couple of years, and this was his first chance to see the renovations to the cathedral in person. So, Father Kevin Leaver brought him over to see them.

The origins of the Jesuits and their impact on Boston history

Friday, July 31, marks the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. In honor of the occasion, and in thanksgiving for the immeasurable contributions of the Jesuits to the Archdiocese of Boston, the following is a brief history of his life and legacy.

Fatima Calling us to Hope and Peace

In her July 13, 1917 apparition to three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal, the Blessed Mother spoke of a message of prayer and hope. She told the children to "Continue to say the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war, because only she can obtain it."

Food in due season

In Jesus and the Church, Isaiah's promises in today's First Reading are fulfilled. All who are thirsty come to the living waters of Baptism (see John 4:14). The hungry delight in rich fare -- given bread to eat and wine to drink at the Eucharistic table.