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An exciting announcement

As I announced in my last post, I have some exciting news to share with you today.

I am pleased to announce the launch of the new website of the Archdiocese of Boston,


This new website is the product of a collaborative effort that involved many talented and dedicated individuals who understand the important role of web communications in furthering the mission of the Church.

We chose this day to unveil our new site in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of our archdiocese.

St. Patrick worked tirelessly to bring the Good News to the Irish people in ways that were accessible to them.  Perhaps the most famous example of this is the story of St. Patrick using the shamrock to explain the nature of the Trinity.

In that same spirit, we hope and pray that this new web site will help people to better come to know the love of Christ and His Church in Boston.

Please take a moment to look over our new site.

A happy and blessed St. Patrick’s Day to you all!

Cardinal Seán

19 Responses to An exciting announcement


  1. Comment by Peter J Witiuk | 2009/03/17 at 07:00:24

    “Caritas Christi, the health-care agency administered by the Archdiocese of Boston, has joined in a successful bid for a government contract to provide health services for low-income clients. The program requires coverage for abortion, sterilization, and contraception.”

    My family and I pray you do not allow this travesty to proceed.

  2. Comment by Fr. Charles | 2009/03/17 at 07:33:45

    Good looking website…I love the “being Catholic” with the widget for finding one’s parish!

  3. Comment by Paul Dang | 2009/03/17 at 09:33:05

    Happy Saint Patrick’s day Cardinal Sean…The new website looks great =)

  4. Comment by Bill Glover | 2009/03/17 at 14:52:32

    Cardinal O’Malley,

    Congratulations on the successful launch of the Archdiocese of Boston’s new website. The site is very well designed, has relevant and timely information and is easy to navigate.

    May continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the people of Boston and to our greater Catholic Community.

  5. Comment by Maria Teresa Frias | 2009/03/17 at 19:10:51

    Querido Padre Sean, Fabulous website! Congratulations! We were praying for you very especially today at Mass for Saint Patrick. As the Irish prayer said: May Christ be with you, Christ within you, Christ behind you, Christ before you, Christ beside you, Christ to win you, Christ to comfort and restore you, Christ beneath you, Christ above you, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in the hearts of all that love you, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. Muchos cariños siempre.

  6. Comment by Matt G. | 2009/03/17 at 20:52:09

    Cardinal Sean – the website looks fantastic! Increasing web presence is especially important in today’s world and it’s good to see the RCAB is keeping up. Good work!

  7. Comment by Fray Urbano | 2009/03/17 at 21:01:03

    Cardenal O’Malley,

    Feliz dia de San Patricio!!! y también felicidades por la nueva pagina. Esta muy interesante.

    Paz y Bien.

  8. Comment by Colin | 2009/03/18 at 07:56:22

    Congrats on the new website. It looks great! There’s just one major problem with it. There’s no link, or at least readily accessible link, regarding vocations. As grave as the shortage of priests is, and in light of the Holy Father’s announcement of a year for priests, this really ought to be top priority!

  9. Comment by Madison | 2009/03/18 at 23:17:32

    WOW, I don’t mean to make you sound like a legendry figure, but my mother use to tell me a story about how she met you at the Tulsa International Airport in the 1970’s, (I believe you were on your way to speaking at ORU or some university) I didn’t think she was lying exactly, but to actually see you are a person is amazing, she has followed your life through the church, and I believe you had a profound impact on her life. I’m pleased to have found you, and my mother and I wish you many good years of health and prosperity and praise you for your excellent work in the church.

  10. Comment by Rose Stegman | 2009/03/19 at 16:59:45

    Congratulations Cardinal Sean. I’m happy to see your smiling face on your new website.
    Happy Saint Joseph Day !
    Rose Stegman

  11. Comment by Deacon Keith Fournier | 2009/03/20 at 06:56:26

    Dear Cardinal Sean

    This is an absolutely beautiful, dynamic and wonderfully designed site! It is visually stunning and uses the integrated media which is at the service of our mission so well!

    My prayers are with you dear Cardinal as you continue to serve the Lord and His Church. This is no easy time to pastor the Church and you are bearing the burden and carrying the Cross so very well.

    You may recall, I was born in Dorchester. I grew up there and in Sharon. My heart is still in Boston in many respects and I pray that the Lord continues His vital work of the New Evangelization in the Church and for the whole New Engalnd area. You, your priests, deacons and lay faithful are in my prayers.

    Deacon Keith Fournier

  12. Comment by Susan | 2009/03/22 at 11:01:48

    I am glad you have set up a new blog. My concern is the Logo that was chosen for the new health insurance about to be part of Catholic hospitals in Boston. The Logo smacks of Communism. This was disturbing. I have lived over seas and living close to Iraqui which was run like a communist country under Hussian. Had friends who traveled through communist countries and found no freedom, even their luggage was rummaged while they were eating. Please pray before you take something that is not of our Catholic faith. In the end, it is God that we have to face and there will not one else to blame for our free will decisions.

  13. Comment by Clara | 2009/03/22 at 16:39:01

    Hi Cardinal Sean!!
    WOW St. Patrick’s Day in Rome must of been so much fun!! I have always wanted to go to Rome and celebrate a holiday there, just to see what it is like!!! I am sure your week was busy!!!

    Thank you so much for your blog Cardinal Sean!!!!

    Have a nice week,
    Clara K.
    8th grade student at St. Paul

  14. Comment by edward leahy | 2009/03/22 at 16:42:03

    Dear Cardinal. I have no idea what my website is? Although I just turned 83; I depend on you and others, even though I now live in Port Orange Florida for help. As the father of 7 sons and 1 daughter, I am attempting to offer my ‘displeasure’ at the University of Nortre Dame who is going to “honor” a person who because he is the President of the United States of America, can, by his signature being BARACK O’BAMA, can ‘wipe out’ any American citizens ‘right’ to be AGAINST abortion, as well as those who may be in a ‘petrie’ dish(what an expression to describe “LIFE”…….it is Life, is it not?. I want your confrere (Charles Chaput), to know that I am unable to get a message to him; about how great his book (Render Unto Caesar) was; but still is. Signed “Eddie” ( Amen

  15. Comment by Francis Xavier T. | 2009/03/22 at 17:32:24

    Dear Cardinal from Washington D.C., Happy Anniversary of Elevation to the College on Cardinal in 2006. People in D.C. always love you. Please come back and visit us sometimes…

  16. Comment by Pat Gohn | 2009/03/23 at 15:40:08

    From my blog to yours, thankyou for your inspirational words and weekly postings to the Archdiocese and the world! The above link awards your blog a PREMIO DARDOS.

    Thanks, Cardinal Sean, for adding your voice to the blogosphere!

    Congratuations on the new website–Wonderful!

    Pat Gohn
    North Andover, MA

  17. Comment by Manlio Mendez | 2009/03/25 at 14:34:41

    Querido y respetable Cardenal.

    Espero en DIOS, usted goze de buena salud para seguir trabajando con su pueblo, ya que las diferentes comunidades de Boston necesitamos su apoyo.
    En ocasiones anteriores, he escrito para comentar la necesidad de tener acceso a sus comentarios o noticias de la Iglesia de Boston en Español, ya sea en su blog o lo mejor sería en el Pilot, una sección es Español.
    Las comunidades de habla hispana en Boston ha crecido mucho, y muchos vemos la necesidad de que la Iglesia use sus medios de comunicación escrita tanto en papel como en la internet, para comunicarse con las diferentes parroquias.
    Gracias por su trabajo.

  18. Comment by Fr. Jose Herrera | 2009/03/26 at 14:24:07

    Your emminence, thank you for the mass at St Peter’s for our soldiers and family members stationed in Vicenza. You, and your secretary Fr. Jonathon, made a profound impact on our parish family. Thanks for being so generous with your time. You and the Archdiocese of Boston will be in our prayers for a long long time. Peace, Fr. Jose

  19. Comment by Carmen Ada Gonzalez | 2009/05/11 at 15:20:39

    Estimado Cardenal:

    Le recordamos con muchisimo carino en la isla de Santa Cruz. Gracias a su pagina en internet pude ver cuando el Padre Martinez fue nombrado Obispo en el Paraguay y leer la nota escrita por el Padre Jose G. Herrera. Ustedes tres dejaron huellas imborrables de como ser un buen cristiano por el ejemplo que nos daban con su amor a la iglesia y a todos los parroquianos. Le doy gracias a Dios porque fueron ustedes y tantos otros buenos sacerdotes en la iglesia de San Jose los que ayudaron a mis dos hijos en su formacion cristiana.
    Seguimos aqui a sus ordenes. Quizas algun dia le veamos bajar nuevamente del Sea Plane con sus sandalias de cuero y con una hermosa sonrisa.
    Que Dios le continue bendiciendo.

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