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Thousands of firefighters in Boston for funerals of two comrades

Thousands of firefighters in Boston for funerals of two comrades

April 3 (UPI) -- Thousands of firefighters gathered in Boston this week for the funerals of two comrades killed in a conflagration that gutted a small apartment building.
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Irish P.M. Enda Kenny applauded at Boston College graduation

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., May 21 (UPI) -- Boston College graduates gave Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny a standing ovation Monday while a small group of anti-abortion activists protested outside.

Cardinal O'Malley to boycott Irish P.M. visit to Boston College

BOSTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Cardinal Sean O'Malley announced Friday he will not attend graduation at Boston College because Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is the speaker.

Eight cardinals appointed to advise pope on Church reforms

VATICAN CITY, April 13 (UPI) -- Pope Francis has appointed eight Roman Catholic cardinals to look into ways of reforming the Church, the Vatican said Saturday.

O'Malley: Church must discipline bishops

VATICAN CITY, March 6 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Church needs global standards for disciplining bishops, Cardinal Sean O'Malley said in an interview in Rome.

Boston list of abusive priests incomplete?

BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Critics say a list of Catholic priests involved in sexual abuse allegations released by Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has some gaping holes.
Cardinal criticized over Kennedy funeral

Cardinal criticized over Kennedy funeral

BOSTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, is facing harsh criticism from some Roman Catholics for presiding at Sen. Edward Kennedy's funeral.

Vatican envoy meets with Boston Jews

BRAINTREE, Mass., March 27 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI's leading adviser on the Catholic Church's relations with Jews visited the Boston area this week to try to heal recent rifts.
Mass. Senate votes to repeal marriage ban

Mass. Senate votes to repeal marriage ban

BOSTON, July 16 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts state Senate has voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents non-resident gay and lesbian couples from getting married there.
Pope meets with survivors of sex abuse

Pope meets with survivors of sex abuse

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI met privately Thursday in Washington with several victims of sexual abuse by priests in the Boston diocese, a papal spokesman said.

Pope urged to talk about priest abuse

BOSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Cardinal Sean O'Malley has urged Pope Benedict XVI to speak out about the priest sex abuse crisis, the leader of the Boston archdiocese said.

Cardinal: Flock must fight abortion rights

BALTIMORE, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has scolded Massachusetts Roman Catholics for supporting pro-abortion rights Democratic candidates.

Bill to make churches open books defeated

BOSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A bill that would have required religious organizations to file annual financial reports was buried by the Massachusetts House amid intensive lobbying.

Heart attack risk-detection developed

HOUSTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Houston say they've developed computer technology designed to alert physicians to heart attack risk in patients.

U.S. archbishop nixes same-sex adoptions

BOSTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Vatican's representative in the United States has called for Catholic Charities of Boston to stop helping same-sex couples adopt children.
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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
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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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