Vatican Approval for Caritas Sale – Some Local Catholics Disapprove

This is a vintage photo – circa 1967 – of  Richard Cardinal Cushing – Archbishop of Boston – blessing a new unit at Carney Hospital. Cardinal Cushing led the way to building and establishing Bon Secours Hospital – now  Caritas Holy Family Hospital – in  Methuen to serve the need for Catholic heathcare…

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MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grants’ Announced

Why isn’t the annual announcement of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” for extraordinary creativity in the sciences, arts, engineering, and other disciplines televised nationally like baseball’s All-Star Game? The awardees are the “stars” of intellect, creativity, and insight. The NYTimes today reports on the latest MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grants.” At least three of…

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Car Independence, Part II

Last month Lowell attorney Matt Donahue wrote about his plan to “shed his car.” Thirty days into the experiment he files this report: 30 Day Report: Lowell Environmental Attorney Tries to Declare Car Independence! Part 2 Well, the first reaction is of course the caliber of the Richard Howe Blog.…

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