Kerry snubs cardinal on DNC blessing

BOSON, Mass., July 26 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party is asking a Paulist priest instead of the archbishop of Boston to bless its national convention, the Boston Globe reported Monday. The campaign of Democratic presumptive presidential candidate John Kerry has announced that it has a

12 Boston-area parishes to close Sept. 1

BOSTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Twelve Boston-area Roman Catholic parishes have been ordered to close by Sept. 1, the first wave of closures the archdiocese plans to cut costs.

Dozens of Boston Catholic churches closed

BOSTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A total of 60 churches will be closed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, church officials announced Tuesday.

Archbishop: Oops, for anti-feminism remark

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley has apologized for listing feminism as a problem of society and refusing to wash women's feet during a Holy Thursday ritual.

Church closures set off wedding scrambles

BOSTON, April 27 (UPI) -- The Archdiocese of Boston is looking into contingencies should parish closings result in scheduled weddings having to be moved to other churches.

Boston archdiocese sells headquarters

BOSTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic archdiocese in Boston plans to sell more than $100 million in land and buildings to Boston College to help cover sexual abuse settlements.

Boston Archdiocese settles for $85 million

BOSTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Boston's Archbishop Sean O'Malley promised quick action on hundreds of priest molestation cases and in three months he reached an $85 million settlement.
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Sean O'Malley
BOP2003073002 - BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, July 30 (UPI) -- .Bishop Sean O'Malley walks in the procession before entering the Cathedral of the Holy Cross July 30, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts. O'Malley was installed as Boston's new Archbishop during a ceremony immediately following the procession. .STEVEN E FRISCHLING UPI

Seán Patrick O'Malley, OFM Cap (born June 29, 1944) is an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as the Archbishop of Boston, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006. O'Malley is a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, commonly known as the Capuchins.

Seán Patrick O'Malley was born as Patrick O'Malley in Lakewood, Ohio, the son of Theodore and Mary Louise (née Reidy) O'Malley. O'Malley, his sister, and his older brother grew up in South Hills of Pittsburgh, and Reading, Pennsylvania. At age 12, he entered St. Fidelis Minor Seminary in Herman, a boarding school for students considering joining the Franciscan order. While there, in addition to studying the normal high school subjects, he also studied Spanish, Greek, German, and Hebrew, and he was active in theater.

On July 14, 1965, at the age of 21, O'Malley professed his vows in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin and took the name Seán in honor of St. John the Apostle. After he was ordained a deacon, he spent a brief period in Easter Island, Chile. He was ordained a priest on August 29, 1970, at age 26, by Bishop John B. McDowell, an auxiliary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

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