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Shanley Child Abuse Trial Continues
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Priest at Center of Boston Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Being Released

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Massachusetts say one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his sentence on child rape charges and will be released from prison this week...

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Credit: Catholic Social Services
Credit: Catholic Social Services

New Protocols Rolled Out for New Bedford Extreme Weather Shelter

The City of New Bedford and Catholic Social Services are rolling out new protocols for sheltering those in need during extreme weather conditions...

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Bishop Edgar da Cunha presents Final Report by the diocesan task force on Catholic education. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Bishop Edgar da Cunha presents Final Report by the diocesan task force on Catholic education. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Report on Catholic Education in Fall River Diocese Seeks to Strengthen Schools

After a year and a half of research and study, the Diocese of Fall River Task Force on Catholic Education has released its final report which was presented by Bishop Edgar da Cunha Friday at Holy Trinity School in Fall River.

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New Orleans Begins Recovery From Hurricane Katrina
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New Bedford Man Awarded $300K in Catholic Teacher Sex Abuse Suit

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts jury has awarded $300,000 to a man who said his sixth-grade Catholic school teacher in Massachusetts sexually assaulted him in the mid-1980s when he was 10...

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‘Just be Good for Goodness’ Sake’

Let me start off by saying that I am very religious. Raised Catholic, attend mass at St. Mary's Church almost every Sunday, and teach first grade Faith Formation at the parish every Saturday morning...

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New Bedford Priest Removed from Church

The reasons are vague, but the Fall River Diocese says Father Marek Chmurski is still a priest in good standing.

In a written statement, the Diocese says Father Chmurski was removed as the pastor at Saint Lawrence Martyr Parish in New Bedford after Bishop George Coleman heard from several parishioners over the past several months, becoming increasingly concerned over Father Chmurski's ministry...

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Providence Catholic Bishop Becomes A Republican

The timing couldn't have been better for the Republican National Committee, meeting in Boston, to hear that Bishop Thomas Tobin, the leader of the Providence Catholic Diocese, has officially left the Democratic Party to become a Republican!

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John Paul II Will Be Named a Saint

Pope John Paul II, who headed the Catholic Church from 1978 through his death in 2005, will soon officially become a saint.

The sainthood was expected for the widely beloved pope, for whom thousands of Catholics chanted "Santo subito" ("Sainthood now”) in St...

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President Obama Says Catholic Schools Encourage Divisions

President Obama recently said, during his Ireland trip, that towns will remain divided if Catholics have their schools and others have theirs. Why would he say such a thing about faith based schools?

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Worcester Bishop Robert McManus Arrested For DUI

After a hit and run accident in Rhode Island over the weekend, the Bishop in Worcester is in some trouble for drinking and driving. 

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