Religion

By - 8/22/18 - 1:33 pm
Proposed flag for City Hall Plaza

From Shurtleff's request to the city.

Hal Shurtleff, a West Roxbury resident and former John Birch Society member, is suing the city for refusing to let him fly a flag with a prominent cross on on one of the three flagpoles at City Hall Plaza for a pro-Christian event he wants to hold on City Hall Plaza on Sept. 17. Read more.

By - 8/10/18 - 4:16 pm

Cardinal Sean O'Malley today announced changes at St. John's Seminary in Brighton: Read more.

By - 6/30/18 - 3:06 pm
Mennonites

Members of the Mendon Mennonite Church gathered on the grass near the Brewer Fountain today to belt out some gospel songs.

By - 6/20/18 - 11:02 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the financial crisis at St. Ann and St. Brendan.

By - 5/15/18 - 10:32 pm

In both English and Spanish, state Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) issued a statement this afternoon:

I’ve heard from members of our community about remarks made by a priest during mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church last Sunday that were disparaging toward Colombian residents of East Boston. I am appalled at the nature of these comments ...

Read more.

By - 5/8/18 - 11:23 pm
End is here at Forest Hills

This woman moved around the upper busway at Forest Hills this afternoon, proclaiming the end was no longer nigh, it was here. She spent some time on the sidewalk and some time in the busway itself, proclaiming a warning or promise to people who mostly tuned her out. At one point, she stood at the edge of the 36/37 berth and continued to give witness even after both buses left and the berth was completely empty.

By - 4/4/18 - 9:20 am

Through 6 p.m., Old South Church will be broadcasting King speeches, in memorial for the 50th anniversary of his assassination. At 6, around the time King was fatally shot, the loudspeakers will fall silent and the church bells will ring in his memory.

King in Boston.
King's link to Boston's abolitionist past.

By - 3/9/18 - 11:19 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the town of Acton can't give a church in its historic town center a grant to repair its stained-glass windows, at least for the time being, not because of the First Amendment, but because of a section of the Massachusetts constitution related to grants to private institutions. Read more.

By - 1/14/18 - 2:16 pm

The Globe reports on plans by Gate of Heaven Church and the Archdiocese of Boston to turn the old Gate of Heaven school into rubble after several years of church officials failing to convince neighbors to let them sell the building to housing developers.

By - 1/10/18 - 4:23 pm
Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park

Most Precious Blood parish.

Officials at Most Precious Blood Church have begun looking at leasing church property to an apartment developer as a way to ensure a new revenue stream for the church and two affiliated parishes in Readville and Milton.

But at a meeting last night at the former St. Anne School in Readville, parishioners soundly opposed a proposal to turn the main church building on Maple Street into 24 apartments and convert a basement chapel into the main worship area. Read more.

By - 11/29/17 - 8:21 pm
Seaport chapel torn down

Chris Walton took one last look at the old Our Lady of Good Voyage chapel on Northern Avenue, torn down today several months after the replacement chapel went up. A developer moved the chapel to make way for one of those Seaport developments.

By - 9/16/17 - 2:40 pm

Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly his Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 7:28 am

Supporters of "Father Nick," removed in late July from St. Athanasius the Great Greek Orthodox Church for as-yet-undetailed reasons, plan a rally in Brookline at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13.

The aim: To increase public pressure seeking the return of Nicholas Kastanas, who served at the Arlington church for 27 years. The priest has retained counsel, who seeks to mediate the issue.

The invitation to the event at the Holy Cross Chapel at Hellenic College, 50 Goddard Ave., asks participants to attend vespers "and make your voice heard" peacefully.

By - 9/12/17 - 8:28 pm
Signs from Tifereth Israel in Revere

Over the years, the Jewish community of Revere has slowly dwindled. A couple years ago, the few remaining members of Congregation Tifereth Israel voted to dissolve the congregation and sell the 400-seat synagogue to a developer, who will tear it down and put up housing for veterans. Ron Newman reports: Read more.

By - 8/8/17 - 2:18 pm
Workers at Park Street church

Workers were doing renovation work on the exterior of Park Street Church today.

By - 8/6/17 - 4:41 pm
Green Line bully

Camo-hatted bully in action. Photo by David Yamada.

A man's haranguing of a young Muslim woman that started on the Green Line platform at Prudential Saturday ended on a trolley when several people stood up and put themselves between them, according to one of the participants in the incident. Read more.