On April 17, The Torch had the honor of corresponding with Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Services. A Boston College alumnus himself, the Archbishop now leads the most geographically diverse American Catholic diocese; his flock extends across several continents, and his ministry requires extensive travel to reach them. This month, he spoke to The Torch about his undergraduate experience at BC, his challenges and blessings as a bishop, and his hopes for young Catholics.
On April 11, for Palm Sunday Mass, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston opened to the public for the first time after two years of renovation. The site is the seat of the cardinal archbishop of Boston and the largest cathedral in New England, and has undergone major upgrades, most notably to the flooring, pews, and sanctuary. With a budget of $26 million provided by private philanthropy, the renovation benefits not only the worship space for the “mother church” of Boston, but also its many ministries, which aid the homeless, hungry, and sick in the area.
This Just In:
by Quentin Bet
Blisters, sore legs, and a sense of spiritual rebirth are all common side effects faced by travelers of the Camino de Santiago. Sprawling across the hills and fields of Europe, the Camino is a network of paths leading to the shrine of St. James in northwest Spain. Otherwise known as the Way of St. James, it was first used as a Christian pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in the Middle Ages. For centuries, the Camino has attracted pilgrims near and far, becoming a symbol of contemplation, self-reflection, and transformation. To this day, the Way of St. James is traversed by approximately 300,000 people of various religions, cultures, and backgrounds every year.
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