“I die the King’s good servant; but God’s first.” These were the last words spoken by St. Thomas More, a 16th-century politician and martyr, who died defending the Catholic faith. The life of St. Thomas More and his close friend St. John Fisher, like many other saints, illustrates the necessity of having courage when religious freedom is attacked.
St. Vincent de Paul and a local TV station teamed up to launch the "Be a Summer Action Hero" campaign encouraging people to hold food and water drives and volunteer or give to the society's summer relief efforts.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted admitted Nathaniel Glenn and Gabriel Terrill as candidates for priestly ordination during Mass at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, meaning they have four years of academic, spiritual and practical preparation ahead of them.
Fr. Julio Lopresti, IVE, who was the pastor of St. Anthony and Immaculate Heart of Mary parishes the last four years, died unexpectedly May 30 in Boston, where he had been transferred to serve in that archdiocese’s cathedral.
The Ordination of transitional deacons celebrated May 29 — the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ — at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral brought two men to the final step to the priesthood.