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S+L BLOG: Cardinal Sean O\'Malley

This week was bursting at the seams with things happening inside Vatican walls. Several key meetings were lined up back to back. The Council of Cardinals, known colloquially as “the C9”, met again this week to continue their work towards a reformed curia. This time they had a more immediate task: presenting the fruit of ...read more
Below is the prepared text of the homily Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley delivered at the March for Life Vigil Mass celebrated at the Basilica of the immaculate Conception in Washignton D.C. Jan. 21, 2015. There is a popular diner near the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. One of the items on the menu is called ...read more
Here below is Cardinal Seán O’Malley’s Homily for today’s Chrism Mass at the Boston Cathedral. We gather for the annual oil change and tune up. The oils are the tools we use in the ministry we share, but just as important is our own tune up as we gather as presbyterate to recommit ourselves to follow ...read more
As tens of thousands of people – many of them young men and women – descend upon Washington this week for the annual “March for Life,” it is good for us to stop and reflect upon what we do as individuals and as a community to stand up for life.  This week in the American ...read more
Following is the homily prepared by Cardinal Seán O’Malley at a Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for the victims of Monday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The delivery of the homily, as seen in the video above, has several additions: Jesus said “they will strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter”; ...read more
Our intrepid reporters, Marie and Andre Brunet of Winnipeg, bring us another look at what’s going on in Milan during the VII World Meeting of Families. Milan, Italy –  We are writing this from the Piazza del Duomo (the Milan Cathedral Square), where we await with large crowds and great anticipation the arrival of the ...read more