Boston Archdiocese Reinstating Sunday Mass Obligation; 'Increasingly Safe For Our Catholic People'Catholics in eastern Massachusetts will be expected to attend Mass in person again, beginning Father's Day weekend.
Boston Archdiocese Will Drop Face Mask And Social Distancing Requirements At Church On May 29There's new guidance coming for parishioners at Catholic churches in Eastern Massachusetts.
Vatican Says Catholic Church Won't Bless Same-Sex UnionsPope Francis, who has frequently been praised for his welcoming tone towards LGBTQ people both within and outside the Church, approved the note.
Local Families Hopeful After Pope Francis Voices Support For Same-Sex Civil UnionsThe announcement has given some local couples a glimmer of hope they can practice their religion while being themselves.
2 Massachusetts Priests Suspended Amid Decades Old Abuse ComplaintsTwo retired Catholic priests in Massachusetts have been suspended amid separate allegations of sexual abuse.
Maine Catholics Make Changes At Church In Response To FluThe diocese announced that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord's Prayer.
Boston Catholics Pray Before Rare Relics Of St. AnthonyRelics of St. Anthony are on a 10-day visit to Boston area Catholic churches, and for the faithful, it's a rare opportunity.
Pope Francis Considers Letting Married Men Become PriestsPope Francis is opening the door for married men to become priests.
Cardinal O'Malley Appointed To Vatican Office That Reviews Abuse CasesPope Francis has appointed Boston's Archbishop, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith--a move church officials say will expand his global involvement in the prevention of clergy sex abuse.
Pope Francis: Gays Deserve Apology From Catholic ChurchThe gay community should get an apology from the Catholic Church, according to the pope.
Pope Francis Gives Priests Room To Be Lenient With Non-Traditional FamiliesPope Francis says the Catholic Church must no longer judge those who fail to live up to strict church teachings on marriage and family life.
Pope Francis Calls For Temporary Change In Catholic Abortion PolicyIn Boston, parish priests are already allowed to forgive women who undergo abortions.
St. Frances X. Cabrini Parishioners Ordered To Vacate ChurchThe Boston Archdiocese is giving parishioners in Scituate until Monday to leave St. Frances X. Cabrini church or face legal action.
North Reading Pastor On Leave After Sex Abuse Allegation From '70sThe Archdiocese of Boston announced Sunday that it had put a North Reading pastor on leave after receiving an allegation of sex abuse.
Boston Assignment To Clean Up Sex Abuse 'Terrified' Cardinal Sean O'MalleyCardinal Sean O’Malley was “terrified” when the Vatican sent him to run the scandal-plagued Boston Archdiocese in 2003, he said in a “60 Minutes” segment that aired Sunday evening.