BOSTON (AP) — The leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts are calling on the faithful to address climate change.
In a pastoral letter released Monday, the bishops wrote...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's main Catholic church is reopening for Holy Week following extensive renovations.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley will preside over the first mass at the newly renovated...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be closing.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two U.S. cardinals attending the Vatican's sex abuse prevention summit said Friday that the downfall of their former colleague, Theodore McCarrick, was sad for the Catholic...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local):
The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley issued a statement Saturday after the announcement that McCarrick had been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse, including while hearing confession.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The head of a Boston seminary that the Catholic Church is investigating following allegations of misconduct has been tapped to lead a cathedral in Worcester.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester announced Friday that Monsignor James Moroney will become interim rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul starting Jan. 1.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit that has become a high-stakes credibility test following a new eruption of the scandal in the U.S. and elsewhere this year.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Dominick Bragalone ran for 95 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns and Lehigh beat Lafayette 34-3 on Saturday.
Lafayette appeared off to a good start when J.J. Younger returned the opening kickoff 36 yards to midfield. But momentum turned on the first play from scrimmage when Julian Lynn sacked Sean O'Malley for a 7-yard loss, forced the fumble and Davis Maxie returned it 43 yards for the score.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Domenic Cozier ran for three touchdowns, Geoff Wade threw for two scores and Holy Cross smashed Lafayette 40-14 on Saturday.
The Leopards scored all their points in the first quarter on Nick Pearson's 3-yard TD run with 5:30 remaining in the quarter, and three minutes later C.J. Amil ran for a 58-yard score.
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean O'Malley passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Lafayette beat Bucknell 29-27 on Saturday.
Jerry Powe chased down Bucknell quarterback Tarrin Earle from behind for a loss of 10 yards, setting up fourth-and-17 from near midfield with 1:22 left. Lafayette's defensive put pressure on again as Earle tripped for a loss of 16, and the Leopards ran out the clock.
Lafayette (2-5, 1-2 Patriot League) had 138 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Gunther Johnson had two short touchdown runs in the second quarter and the defense forced four turnovers to give Georgetown a 13-6 win over Lafayette on Saturday.
An interception by Leon Agee gave the Hoyas (3-4, 2-0 Patriot League) a short field and Johnson's 6-yard run capped a seven-play, 34-yard drive for a 6-0 lead. The defense then forced a three-and-out and Johnson capped a 10-play, 50-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, criticized for his handling of alleged abuse by clergy, says a high-ranking U.S. cardinal didn't "check on the facts."
WKBW-TV reports Bishop Richard Malone said Thursday it was unfortunate that Cardinal Sean O'Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston didn't reach out to "hear our side of the story."
BOSTON (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is expanding an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations at one of its seminaries to all three and bringing in independent investigators.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley announced Thursday he is expanding the review to meet "the generally expected levels of transparency and accountability."
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking U.S. cardinal in Boston says he is concerned about a bishop's handling of alleged clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and wants the Vatican to step in.
HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — James Holland ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns and Grant Breneman threw for one score and ran for another as Colgate blanked Lafayette, 45-0, in a Patriot League contest Saturday afternoon.
As part of the school's Bicentennial Kickoff Weekend, Colgate wore throwback uniforms in honor of the 1932 squad that went undefeated, untied and unscored upon.
The Raiders scored twice less than three minutes apart to take a 15-0 lead in the first quarter.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Kenji Bahar threw for 334 yards and a touchdown, and Monmouth shut out Lafayette in the second half for a 24-20 victory on Saturday night.
Pete Guerriero had a touchdown catch, and ran for 110 yards and another score for Monmouth (2-1).
Sean O'Malley was 20-of-37 passing for 221 yards with a touchdown pass for Lafayette (0-3). Nick Pearson had five catches for 106 yards and a touchdown run.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — With the Catholic Church in crisis once again over clerical sex abuse and cover-up, Pope Francis will meet Thursday with U.S. cardinals and bishops who are demanding to know how one of their own was able to climb the clerical ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the clerical sex abuse scandal (all times local):
The archbishop of Boston says he didn't see a letter sent to his office in 2015 concerning another archbishop's possibly inappropriate behavior with seminarians.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley said Monday the letter was about now ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington.
BOSTON (AP) — Allegations of misconduct made by seminarians in Boston will be investigated.
The archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, says in a statement on Friday that he's unable to verify or disprove the allegations about St. John's Seminary but called them a "source of serious concern."
O'Malley says the allegations were made online by two former seminarians.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is launching its most important fundraising drive of the year this weekend.
The 2018 Catholic Appeal will be announced in the archdiocese's 286 parishes on Saturday and Sunday, and will be followed by commitment weekend on March 11 and 12.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's upcoming conference on families in Ireland will feature a seminar on child protection, after the church's sex abuse scandal devastated the credibility of the Catholic Church in the country.
Pope Francis' top adviser on protecting children from pedophiles, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, will head the seminar and survivors are expected to participate, said Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican's laity and family office.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff for having accused Chilean victims of slander, saying Saturday that his words were "a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse."
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, said he couldn't explain why Francis "chose the particular words he used." He said such expressions had the effect of abandoning victims and relegating them to "discredited exile."
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — St. John the Baptist Church officially closed in August, ending more than a century as the city's Polish Catholic parish.
But the church on St. Peter Street has taken on new life as the Saint Paul II Shrine of Divine Mercy, under the control of the Archdiocese of Boston.
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston who was a central figure in the clergy sex abuse scandal. (all times local):
Cardinal Bernard Law's successor as archbishop of Boston says the pain felt by victims of clergy sexual abuse in the wake of Law's death is a reminder that many wounds are still healing.
Law died Wednesday in Rome. He was reviled by many Catholics for shielding priests he knew had engaged in sexual abuse.
BOSTON (AP) — The Vatican's top churchman in Boston is decrying the Trump administration's decision to end temporary protected status for tens of thousands of immigrants who fled hardship in Haiti.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley says the government's decision this week to end the special designation effective July 2019 runs counter to "the spirit of gratitude and generosity embodied in Thanksgiving."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sean O'Malley threw the game's only score to Nick Pearson and Lafayette handed Georgetown its eighth straight loss with a 7-0 win on Saturday.
Eric Mitchell picked off Gunther Johnson twice and Lafayette (3-6, 3-1 Patriot League) came up with a total of four interceptions against Johnson. Georgetown outgained Lafayette 175-166, and the two squads together could only convert 4 of 25 third downs.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Colin Jonov returned an interception 95 yards in overtime, one of two Bucknell pick-6s, and the Bison slipped past Lafayette 13-7 on Saturday.
It was the 600th win for the Bison (4-3, 1-1 Patriot League), making them the 19th FCS program to accomplish the feat.
Bucknell took a 7-0 lead when Drew Newcomb picked off a Sean O'Malley pass on the Leopards' first possession and raced 31 yards for the score.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Charlie Booker III had 23 carries for 159 yards and one touchdown and Harvard amassed 296 rushing yards as the Crimson routed Lafayette 38-10 on Saturday.
Off Lafayette's opening drive, Justice Shelton-Mosley put Harvard (3-2) out front 7-0 with an 85-yard touchdown punt return. It was the junior's third-career touchdown punt return and tied for the fifth-longest return in Harvard history.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Sean O'Malley threw two touchdowns to Rocco Palumbo in the fourth quarter to bring Lafayette back from a 10-0 deficit and beat Fordham 14-10 on Saturday.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jeffrey Kordenbrock's career-best 43-yard field goal on the last play of the game gave Lafayette its first victory of the season, a 10-7 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.
Kordenbrock, a freshman, came in 2 for 4 on field goals with his longest at 34 yards, but his game-winner had plenty of distance to give coach John Garrett his first collegiate win.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Chad Kanoff threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns and Princeton defeated Lafayette 38-17 on Saturday night.
Kanoff was 31-of-41 passing, connecting with 10 receivers, with two interceptions.
Princeton led at 24-10 at halftime after a 21-point second quarter. The Tigers snapped a 10-all tie on Charlie Volker's 19-yard run and Ryan Quigley added a 1-yard score with 23 seconds left in the half.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Duke threw for 219 yards and a touchdown, Ose Imeokparia and Jordan Meachum each ran for two scores, and Sacred Heart rallied to beat Lafayette 38-24 on Saturday.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Pete Guerriero rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns — including a 47-yard TD late — and Monmouth beat Lafayette 31-12 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday, spoiling John Garrett's head coaching debut for the Leopards.
The Hawks held Lafayette to minus-1 yard rushing on 24 carries.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is getting eight new priests.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley is scheduled to ordain the men into the priesthood on Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell.
O'Malley said in a statement that he prays the new priests will be "blessed with wisdom, patience and a joyful spirit."
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' top adviser on sex abuse insisted Thursday that the pontiff is "thoroughly committed" to rooting out abuse from the church but acknowledged his advisory commission must regroup following the clamorous resignation of Irish survivor Marie Collins.
JACKSON, Wyoming (AP) — Wyoming's Teton County has imposed a weight restriction on nine roads to help ease the damage from snow melt and rain.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2nOEdfW ) that Teton County Public Works Director Sean O'Malley says heavy weight on waterlogged roads can cause rutting, cracking and eventually potholes.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's archbishop has been appointed to a top Vatican office that handles cases of clergy sex abuse.
The Vatican's press office announced Saturday that Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O'Malley the newest member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which enforces church teachings and also judges sex abuse cases. O'Malley will remain the archbishop of Boston.
SEATTLE (AP) — After squandering numerous opportunities, it's not surprising that the Seattle Mariners' extra-inning loss ended with tying run on third base.
Brock Holt bounced an RBI single up the middle off the glove of diving shortstop Sean O'Malley in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Mariners 3-2 on Thursday night.
Seattle, which failed to take advantage of nine walks, then stranded the last of its 11 runners left on base when Brad Ziegler...
SEATTLE (AP) — Brock Holt made sure an outstanding effort by the Red Sox bullpen did not go to waste.
Holt's RBI single in the 11th inning lifted Boston past the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Thursday night, a victory made possible by five scoreless innings by Red Sox relievers.
Travis Shaw, who had a solo homer in the second, opened the 11th against Cody Martin (1-2) with an opposite-field single to left against the shift. Sandy Leon sacrificed Shaw to second and Holt...