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Bishop M. Thomas Shaw has learned that a tumor removed from his brain last week is malignant and he will need cancer treatments, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Shaw underwent brain surgery on May 17 after tests revealed the mass on the previous day, the diocese said in a post…
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The Reverend John E. McGinn, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandwich, has been placed on administrative leave from the church amid allegations that he plagiarized at least a dozen sermons that he has delivered as his own work both orally and in writing to his congregation since 2006.
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Bishop M. Thomas Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts successfully underwent surgery Friday to remove a mass discovered on his brain, according to the diocese. Shaw, who announced in January his plan to retire next year , had the surgery Friday afternoon after tests Thursday revealed the…
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On Saturday, April 27, 60 Lower Roxbury residents and volunteers came out to build a community garden on a lot that has been overgrown and collecting litter for years. The project came out of conversations with parents from St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, who identified the vacant lot as an eyesore…
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Soon after the Boston Marathon bombings, local Christian leaders stepped swiftly into the public eye, convening vigils and urging peaceful healing in the wake of senseless violence. But their public voices have fallen mostly silent as noisy resistance grows to the prospect that suspected bomber…
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A crane lifted the large piece of sculpture and placed it within the empty pediment of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, high above Tremont Street, on a recent sunny morning. In traveling 60 feet skyward, the piece, made of hand-formed aluminum and weighing 650 pounds, completed a journey that, in…
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It was a very different scene on the lawn of the Church of Our Saviour, with rock music and motorcycle riders replacing hymns and church-goers. The transformation Sunday afternoon was part of the Episcopal church’s second annual Blessing of the Motorcycles.
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Members of the Haverhill Clergy Association are hosting a prayer vigil today at 5:30 p.m. at GAR Park across from Haverhill Public Library to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. ”It’s important to pray not just as Christians, but as people of faith,” said the Rev. Jane Bearden,…
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Grace Episcopal Church in Medford was packed Wednesday night with dozens of citizens for a prayer vigil honoring those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, with hearts especially heavy after the death of one of their own in the attacks.
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The city of Boston is coming together for prayer vigils and reflections following yesterday's explosions at the Boston Marathon. Host Michel Martin talks with Bishop Gayle Harris, of The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, about how Bostonians are handling the shock and the faith community's…