Essay: For a family separated when the bombs went off near the finish line, nothing was worse than not knowing.
The Boston marathon bombing "calls us to focus on the task of building a civilization that is based on love, justice, truth and service," said Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
One photo of Martin Richard, who was killed in the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday, shows him at his first Communion.
Within hours of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Cardinal Sean O'Malley sent a message of support for those injured.
BOSTON -- At a two-day conference in Boston, Voice of the Faithful celebrated 10 years of battling sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy and working to change the church structures that permitted and at times facilitated it. But the 450 conference participants spent most of Friday and Saturday exploring how to continue and expand that struggle over the next decade and beyond.