Category Archives: Religion

Yes, unfortunately Wellesley does get a mention in Spotlight movie

Wellesley doesn’t figure prominently in Spotlight, the excellent new film about the Boston Globe‘s coverage of the Catholic church sex abuse cover-up and featuring the #1 movie villain of the year: Cardinal Law. But in the white text that scrolls against a black background before the credits at the end of the movie, Wellesley is listed as being among the […]

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Christmas-time doings around Wellesley

      Wellesley Village Church 2 Central St. Alternative Christmas Gift Fair Sunday, December 13, 10:00 am – Noon Nine organizations will join us this year for the Fair. Embrace this opportunity to purchase meaningful gifts for your loved ones for Christmas while supporting these wonderful not-for-profit organizations. Each organization will have gift cards […]

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Strong showing by Wellesley at State House call for climate action

An interfaith group from Wellesley, including contingents from Temple Beth Elohim and Sustainable Wellesley, joined others from Massachusetts on Tuesday at the State House in urging legislators to take action to ensure clean and affordable energy. (More from the Globe here on the event.) Some have taken heart from grassroots efforts involved in the recent Keystone XL […]

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Wellesley Village Church partners with End Hunger to feed neighbors in need

Retired executives reminisced about their (limited) days on the assembly line when they were learning their company’s business from the bottom up as part of their junior exec training programs. Kids were reminded of pre-school activity tables where they scooped up cups of dried pasta and dumped them out. And I, who wasn’t sure what […]

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Wellesley’s St. James the Great Church goes down in a heap

Bits and pieces of St. James the Great Church have been coming down in recent weeks, but the real demolition of the Rte. 9 building took place today. The church’s teardown will pave the way for new recreational facilities to be determined. St. James the Great parishioners held vigils for 7-plus years before ending the stay in 2012 as […]

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Wellesley’s St. James the Great church buildings slowly disappearing

If you haven’t been past the Wellesley’s St. James the Great Church and rectory site on Rte. 9, here’s the latest: The buildings have been hollowed out. The windows are no more. The only literal remnant of “St. James” we saw was on some ironwork, shown here. The church’s teardown will pave the way for new […]

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With “faith shaken,” St. Paul School parents try to set record straight on closing

As if the surprise announcement late last month of the shutdown of Wellesley’s St. Paul School wasn’t upsetting enough to parents, students, alumni and other supporters, a group of parents say they are further distressed by the manner in which the church portrayed the cause of the closing. “For many, their faith is shaken,” reads an Aug. […]

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Boston Catholic Insider blog delves into closing of St. Paul School in Wellesley

Boston Catholic Insider, a blog written by anonymous people “with close ties to the Archdiocese of Boston,” has posted the first of at least a two-part series on the closing of Wellesley’s St. Paul School. We first reported on St. Paul School closing this past Friday. In its post, Boston Catholic Insider calls the official St. […]

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