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  • Cardinal O’Malley: ‘If I Were Founding a Church, I’d Love to Have Women Priests’

    11/17/2014 6:17:04 AM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/17/14 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that were he to start a church he would “love to have women priests”. The outspoken remarks came during an interview with 60 Minutes on American television network CBS. Asked by reporter Norah O’Donnell whether excluding women from the Church hierarchy was immoral, Cardinal O’Malley said, “Christ would never ask us to do something immoral. It’s a matter of vocation and what God has given to us.” He said: “Not everyone needs to be ordained to have an important role in the life of the Church. Women run Catholic charities, Catholic schools …...
  • Cardinal O'Malley Reveals More of Pope Francis Plans for Catechesis (or lack thereof)

    09/13/2014 12:23:08 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | 9/12/14 | The Tenth Crusade
    I reviewed several articles describing last night's Crux kickoff. Cardinal O'Malley hasn't been this gaga in a room full of powerbrokers moral relativism since Ted Kennedy's funeral. He made several startling revelations. First of all, he and Pope Francis are in constant communication by fax around the clock. Whooh-boy. Carol is calling in some chits to get her hands on that number! Cardinal O'Malley indicated that Pope Francis is looking in every corner of the world to find voices of cafeteria Catholics who discredit 2000 years of Catholic saints and theologians and help put them in charge of the Vatican....
  • Cardinal O'Malley Attending Event to Support John Allen/Margery Egan Apostate Website

    09/11/2014 12:27:41 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    The Tenth Crusade ^ | 9/10/14 | The Tenth Crusade
    For out of town readers unfamiliar with Boston media publications, Margery Egan is a Boston Herald journalist who has spent the last few decades publishing articles that encourage Catholic women to sleep around, take contraception and kill their own children. Over the last decade, she added encouraging sexual activity and promiscuity to same sex attracted Catholics. Anytime there was an opportunity trash Church teaching, bash Catholics striving to practice their religion with fidelity or paint every priest as a pedophile, Mags was all over it. God only knows how many souls died in their sin, empowered by articles written by...
  • 2014Cardinal O'Malley is apparently okay with souls being led to Hell

    09/08/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 8, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Vatican II, in its Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicam Actuositatem), explains that, "The hierarchy should promote the apostolate of the laity, provide it with spiritual principles and support, direct the conduct of this apostolate to the common good of the Church, and attend to the preservation of doctrine and order. Indeed, the lay apostolate admits of different types of relationships with the hierarchy in accordance with the various forms and objects of this apostolate. For in the Church there are many apostolic undertakings which are established by the free choice of the laity and regulated by their...
  • Chicopee pol rails against Patrick's plan to shelter immigrant kids

    07/18/2014 8:32:08 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/18/14 | Matt Stout, Antonio Planas
    Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to house up to 1,000 children who crossed the country's southern border illegally in one of two Bay State military bases is drawing heavy fire in one targeted community, where a local leader warned residents will be "up in arms" over the proposal. "I am totally against it," said Chicopee City Council President George Moreau, whose city is home to Westover Air Base, one of two sites Patrick identified as a possible landing spot for unaccompanied children for as long as four months. Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne is the other proposed shelter site. Citing...
  • FRANCISCANS PARTICIPATE IN PRIDE FESTIVAL--- ARCHDIOCESE EVADES RESPONSIBILITY

    06/25/2014 9:21:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    The Franciscan Friars of Boston's Saint Anthony's Shrine---members of the same religious family as our Capuchin Cardinal Sean O'Malley---manned a so-called information booth at the city's homosexual Pride Festival on City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 14th. The booth featured banners, buttons and t-shirts emblazoned with the words: "Who am I to judge?" There was nothing evident which suggested traditional Catholic teaching about the mortally sinful, soul endangering character of homosexual relations, which The Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1984, described as "grave depravity." When contacted by concerned Catholics, Franciscans assured callers...
  • Cardinal O'Malley calls for immigration reform at Catholic prayer breakfast

    05/14/2014 10:29:36 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 5/13/14 | Mark Pattison
    Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, the keynote speaker at the 10th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, issued a call for immigration reform. O'Malley recalled his early years of ordained ministry as a Capuchin Franciscan priest at the Spanish Catholic Center in Washington, not far from the hotel where the breakfast was held. The work there "was an uplifting experience in my life," he recalled in remarks made Tuesday at the breakfast. "Most of my parishioners were undocumented workers, refugees from the wars in Central America," he said. "We received thousands of immigrants from all over Latin America" during...
  • CARDINAL O’MALLEY: SO WHO IS OBSESSED?

    01/22/2014 3:49:39 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 22, 2014 | STEPHEN WHITE
    In the run-up to today’s March for Life, Boston’s archbishop, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, gave an interview to the Boston Herald (h/t Rocco Palm) which was published yesterday. One of the questions asked of His Eminence was about Pope Francis’ now (in)famous remark that the Church needing to avoid being obsessed with issues like abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.Here’s what the Cardinal had to say:The normal Catholic in the parish might hear a sermon on abortion once a year. They’ll never hear a sermon on homosexuality or gay marriage. They’ll never hear a sermon about contraception. But if you look at...
  • Boston pastor praised by Cardinal O’Malley puts Holy Family on par with homosexual couples

    01/06/2014 8:05:40 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 28 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 1/6/14 | Boston Catholic Insider
    The pastor of St. Catherine of Siena parish in Norwood, MA, Msgr. Paul Garrity, published a letter in his bulletin last weekend that puts the Holy Family at parity with families that have two mothers and two fathers. Incidentally, Cardinal O’Malley had commended this same pastor months earlier for his focus on promoting Catholic education. This is yet another example of the ongoing problem of Cardinal O’Malley and his senior staff coddling pastors who promote homosexuality. So much is wrong here that we hardly know where to start, but we will focus on these topics: Heresy by the pastor and...
  • Cardinal O’Malley to Boycott Boston College Graduation’s Pro-Abortion Speaker

    05/10/2013 9:48:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Archdiocese of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley will boycott the commencement at Boston College because the Catholic educational institution is hosting the Prime Minister of Ireland at a time when the nation faces a government bill that would okay some abortions. The College is scheduled to award Edna Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Pro-life advocates, led by Students for Life of America, are galvanizing pro-lifers against Ireland’s first pro-abortion Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s planned address to Boston College graduates. It has launched a web site, NotAtBC.com, to gather supporters to protest the speech. “Since the university has not withdrawn...
  • The men who could be pope: Cardinal Seán O’Malley (The Capuchin with a gentle heart)

    03/10/2013 2:40:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 7, 2013 | WILLIAM NEWTON
    Cardinal O’Malley celebrates Mass in the Archdiocese of Boston’s Bethany Chapel Watch the Rome Reports video profile.Recently I attended a funeral at which Seán Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, was the main celebrant. He had flown down to Washington to honour the memory of an old friend with whom he had worked for many years on charitable projects, long before he became a bishop. In listening to the cardinal, I was struck not only by his personal humility, but also by the fact that the Mass was celebrated in a mixture of English, Spanish, and Latin. His willingness to...
  • Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Difficult to forecast’ pope’s successor

    02/28/2013 12:38:58 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 2/28/13 | Matt Stout
    Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he and the world’s other cardinals are still “trying to learn more” about their colleagues before choosing Pope Benedict XVI’s successor, he told reporters in Rome today. “You’re faced with a number of choices, but I don’t think any of us have gone in saying, ‘This is who I would vote for,’” O’Malley said at a press conference. “We are still in a process of discernment and prayer and trying to learn more. … We all recognize their talent and their goodness and competence.”
  • On a wing and a prayer: Parishioners vow to fight to end for churches

    11/26/2012 5:41:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-26-12 | Richard Greim
    Defiant parishioners waging tireless vigils for the churches they love — now eight years and running — are being warned by their archdiocese that the end is near, but they still vow to fight on. “We paid for this church,” said Maryellen Rogers, a parishioner at St. Francis X. Cabrini in Scituate. “We built it. The archdiocese took out a mortgage in the 1970s we paid off. And we believe we are the rightful owners of this church.” But the Archdiocese of Boston has signaled the rogue worshippers are testing the goodwill of the hierarchy. “The cardinal’s been patient,” archdiocese...
  • Cardinal O’Malley’s statement on the Hingham school situation

    05/23/2010 8:17:34 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies · 415+ views
    thebostonpilot.com ^ | 05/23/2010 | Sean Cardinal O'Malley
    As a young bishop in the West Indies I once celebrated a memorial Mass for a local “madame” who ran a brothel near my Cathedral. It was said she smuggled women in from other islands in oil barrels for her business. Some women suffocated in the crossing. She herself was murdered by her lover. At the Mass I met the woman’s daughter, a lovely little girl. I asked her what grade she was in. She replied that she didn’t go to school. I sent a stern glance to her grandmother, who said: “Her name is the same as that of...
  • Boston’s Roman Catholic Cardinal Says He Confronted Obama about Abortion in Health Care Plan....

    09/04/2009 12:31:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 46 replies · 1,832+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, wrote on Thursday that he confronted President Barack Obama on the question of abortion in the health care reform plan now before Congress when he spoke to Obama in a Boston church at Sen. Ted Kennedy’s funeral. O’Malley made the revelation in a long blog posting on his archdiocesan Web site responding to Catholics who were distressed that he had taken part in a very public funeral Mass celebrating the life of Sen. Kennedy. Kennedy supported legalized abortion (including legalized partial-birth abortion), federal funding for research that kills human...
  • Cardinal Lashes out at Angry Pro-Lifers, Soft-Pedals Criticism of Kennedy Abortion Support

    09/04/2009 7:08:12 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 25 replies · 1,206+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | September 3, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    BOSTON, September 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an entry on his blog last night, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley defended his participation in the grandiose funeral for Senator Ted Kennedy.  "There are those who objected, in some cases vociferously, to the Church's providing a Catholic funeral for the Senator.   In the strongest terms I disagree with that position," he wrote.The problem with that of course is that the leaders of the largest and most significant Catholic pro-life groups in the United States never criticized having a funeral per se, just a public one which would be made into a mass-media extravaganza.Fr....
  • Cardinal O'Malley Defends Role at Kennedy Rites

    09/03/2009 6:57:00 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 143 replies · 2,523+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 3, 2009 | Michael Paulson
    Cardinal O’Malley issued a forceful defense of his decision to participate in the funeral of Senator Kennedy; revealed the substance of a conversation he had with President Obama: Catholic bishops are “anxious to support a plan for universal health care, but we will not support a plan that will include a provision for abortion or could open the way to abortions in the future.’’ But the most impassioned part of the cardinal’s blog post is a de facto plea for greater civility among Catholics when discussing divisive issues. He warned against “harsh judgments’’ and attributing “the worst motives’’ to people...
  • On Senator Kennedy’s Funeral [Card. O'Malley Told Obama to Leave Abortion Out of HealthCare Bi

    09/02/2009 7:01:01 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 30 replies · 1,280+ views
    Cardinal O'Malley ^ | September 2, 2009 | Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, OFM Cap
    I had the opportunity to speak briefly with President Obama, to welcome him to the Basilica and to share with him that the bishops of the Catholic Church are anxious to support a plan for universal health care, but we will not support a plan that will include a provision for abortion or could open the way to abortions in the future. The President was gracious in the short time we spoke, he listened intently to what I was saying.
  • O'Malley to preside at Kennedy funeral

    08/29/2009 4:48:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 180 replies · 2,705+ views
    Boston.com ^ | August 28, 2009 | Michael Paulson
    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston will preside at the funeral of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy tomorrow at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (the Mission Church). The Rev. J. Donald Monan, a Jesuit priest who was the longtime president of Boston College and is now the chancellor, will be the principal celebrant. And the Rev. Mark R. Hession, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville, will deliver the homily. PROGRAM DETAILS: First Reading: Curran Raclin, stepson Responsorial: Kara Kennedy Allen, daughter Second Reading: Caroline Raclin, stepdaughter Homily: Rev. Mark Hession Intercessory Prayers: Kennedy's four grandchildren,...
  • Letter of Intent to Close Holy Trinity, Boston, on 30 June 2008

    05/24/2008 11:47:48 AM PDT · by Serviam1 · 11 replies · 509+ views
    The following letter was read at the meeting of the Parish Council of Holy Trinity Church, Boston, on 21 May 2008. The letter announced Sean Cardinal O'Malley's intent to close Holy Trinity Church effective 30 June 2008. His Eminence repeatedly speaks of "Holy Trinity German National Parish" and the German heritage but makes NO MENTION of the hundred or so souls who attend the extraordinary form every Sunday at 0900. (Note: On 22 April 2007, what was then the Indult Mass for the Archdiocese of Boston was moved from Holy Trinity to a suburban territorial parish 10 miles west of...
  • Boston Cardinal Accused of Partisan Politics for Blasting Democrats over Abortion

    11/21/2007 5:56:01 PM PST · by topher · 42 replies · 134+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday November 21, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Boston Cardinal Accused of Partisan Politics for Blasting Democrats over AbortionCardinal also said Catholics voting for pro-abortion politicians "borders on scandal" By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BOSTON, November 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Most elected officials in the Massachusetts Democratic Party are ignoring Cardinal Sean O'Malley's recent denunciation of their pro-abortion position. O'Malley, who is the Catholic Archbishop of Boston, said in an interview with the Boston Globe on November 15th that "the Democratic Party, which has been in many parts of the country traditionally the party which Catholics have supported, has been extremely insensitive to the church's position, on the gospel...
  • [Cardinal] O'Malley draws line with Democrats

    11/15/2007 4:41:56 PM PST · by Quiet Man Jr. · 107 replies · 163+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 15, 2007 | Michael Paulson
    BALTIMORE - Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, saying the Democratic Party has been persistently hostile to opponents of abortion rights, asserted yesterday that the support of many Catholics for Democratic candidates "borders on scandal." In his sharpest comments about the political landscape since he was installed as archbishop of Boston four years ago, O'Malley made clear that, despite his differences with the Republican Party over immigration policy, capital punishment, economic issues, and the war in Iraq, he views abortion as the most important moral issue facing policymakers. "I think the Democratic Party, which has been in many parts of...
  • Church Bulletin [RARE: Boston Globe PRAISES Cardinal O'Malley]

    10/21/2006 9:50:58 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 2 replies · 216+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 21, 2006 | Boston Globe Editorial Team
    THE ARCHDIOCESE of Boston broke every rule in real estate sales this week when it voluntarily halved a $2 million offer from a community group for the former Our Lady of the Presentation elementary school in Brighton's Oak Square. It was a brilliant lesson from Cardinal Sean O'Malley on how best to strengthen a community. The Presentation School saga began in 2004 when the financially troubled archdiocese announced its intention to close the school as part of its wider reconfiguration of parishes. The announcement rocked the parish and surrounding middle-class urban neighborhood where young families were looking for reasons to...