Roslindale Transcript A month after returning from the U.S.-Mexico border, students from CM’s Blessed Edmund Rice Solidarity Initiative met with students from Bishop Hendricken in West Roxbury to conduct a research project on the history of American immigration. Read more.
The Boston Globe The Brockton resident averaged 30 points in a pair of Catholic Conference wins over St. John’s Prep (76-53) and BC High (62-50) this week. He scored his 1,000th point against the Prep. Read more.
The Boston Globe CM’s junior guard put the finishing touches on a 62-50 win over rival BC High on Friday night, giving the Knights (7-1) sole possession of first place in the Catholic Conference. Read more.
The Boston Herald VIDEO: Danny Ventura interviewd CM's Kurtis Henderson, a junior from Brockton, as a Boston Herald High School Hot Shot ahead of Kurtis hitting the 1,000-point career milestone. Read Danny's story and watch Kurtis' interview.
The Falmouth Enterprise After knocking off top-rated Boston College High earlier in the week, the Catholic Memorial boys' ice hockey team continued its hot streak by holding off a gritty Falmouth team at the Warrior Ice Arena on Saturday, January 11. Read more.
Holy Cross Crusader Nation Magazine. CM Assistant Athletic Director Mr. Michael Fess, the all-time receptions leader for Holy Cross football, teaches in our History Department and designed his own one-of-a-kind Perspectives of Citizenship course for our middle school. Click here to read his profile.
The Boston Globe Student manager Brendan Cogavin has played a huge role for the Knights during their second consecutive run to the MIAA Division 1 Super Bowl. A conversation with Coach DiBiaso in the cafeteria last year encouraged Brendan to join the team in the first place. Click here to learn more.
Mr. Mike Kotsopoulos, the Assistant Director of Communications and part-time faculty member at CM, traveled to the US-Mexico border on a CM BERSI trip to immerse students into the lives of those seeking asylum. He and his students left with educated minds and hearts. Read more here.
In early November, former professional hockey player Richie Crowley visited CM where he spoke to Larry Rooney’s freshman Theology class about how he used his bike ride across America to advocate for a healthier lifestyle.Click here to read more.
Boston 25 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a West Roxbury all-boys high school is leading the nation in school fundraising. Click here to watch the full segment about Catholic Memorial's fundraising efforts.
The Canton Journal Canton's Ethan Gallery addressed over 300 of his classmates at CM just hours before the start of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on a recent Sunday morning. The school raised more than $11,000 for the American Cancer Society over the past year. Click here to read the full story.
The Boston Globe Plenty of teams use a committee of running backs, but a full foursome under center? That’s something only innovative Catholic Memorial coach John DiBiaso would dare implement. Click here to read the full story.
Randolph Herald Speech and debate co-captains Marcus and Darius Gadsden, twins from Randolph, won first place in Duo Interpretation at the NSDA’s 27th Yale Invitational Tournament in New Haven, giving CM its second straight top 10 finish at the invitational. Click here to read more.
WCVB Channel 5 Members of CM's speech and debate team served as pallbearers when the school hosted the funeral of U.S. Navy veteran Edward Beckman on Monday morning. Click here to watch Mr. Meehan's segment about CM's longstanding tradition of hosting veteran funerals.
The Braintree Forum When Weymouth's Rory Deluca, a senior at CM, learned how Welles Crowther, 25, died while rescuing 10 people from the World Trade Center on 9/11, it changed his understanding of courage forever. Click here to read how.
Learn how Mrs. Alison Crowther, the mother of "The Man in the Red Bandanna," kicked-off CM's "Character Matters" campaign ahead of "Friday Night Lights: A Salute to First Responders." Click here for Doug Meehan's exclusive look at the heartwarming initiative to honor the school's first responder community and alumni who died in 9/11.
Boston 25 News Click here to watch the live, extended coverage of Boston 25's high school Game of the Week at CM's "Friday Night Lights: A Salute to First Responders." For the Facebook live link, click here.
The Enterprise As Catholic Memorial School of West Roxbury begins another school year, the school is marking a new board chairwoman’s first term. Barbara Finigan Fitzgerald of Falmouth is the first woman to hold this position in the history of the all-boys school. Click here to read more.
TEDx Talks Aidan Gallegos, a CM alum, has a passion for composing and performing music. But, music is much more than this for him. He believes that it the best way to connect with people, evoke emotion, and inspire others. In his TEDx Talk this past spring, he delves into musicology and answer the essential question as to why humans appreciate music. Watch his talk here.
The Providence Journal O’Leary, a 19-year old from Norfolk, Mass. and a CM alumnus, was the best player in the Rhode Island State Amateur, rallying in the final nine holes of a long week to beat Coventry’s Bobby Leopold for the championship, 3 and 1. Click here to read the full story.
The Sun Chronicle Following in the footsteps of another elite local amateur golfer — and a teammate on the University of Notre Dame men’s golf team — CM alumnus Andrew O’Leary won the 114th R.I. Amateur Championship last weekend at Shelter Harbor Golf Club in Charlestown, R.I. Click here to read the full story.
The Boston Globe Catholic Memorial School Principal Thomas Beatty received a surprise during his retirement reception Sunday—a video tribute from musician James Taylor. Click here to read the full story in the Globe's metro section.
Roslindale Transcript Five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee James Taylor surprised Catholic Memorial School Principal Thomas Beatty with a video tribute at the principal’s retirement reception Sunday afternoon at CM. Click here to read more.
West Roxbury Transcript CM School President Peter Folan will host a ceremony with school administration, members of the board of directors, current parents, students, benefactors and community leaders to mark the beginning of construction on the school’s Center for Integrated and Applied Learning. Click here to read the full story.
America Magazine Mike Kotsopoulos reflects on how he witnessed students hosting the funeral of homeless veterans as a part of Catholic Memorial School's Campus Ministry program. Click here to read the full story.
Bruins Center Charlie Coyle is now playing for the team he grew up cheering for. The lifelong Bruins fan and Weymouth native started his career on the South Shore. CM hockey coach Larry Rooney recruited him to play at Thayer Academy years ago. Click here to read the full story.
Caught in Southie Southie native and National Hockey League referee Chris Rooney has been selected to ref the NHL Stanley Cup Final. He is a CM alum from the class of 1993. Click here to read the full story.
WCVB Five for Good Matthew Freitas and Brendan Cogavin met at Boston Children's Hospital six years ago. Matt suffered the amputation of a leg from a car crash and Brendan underwent hip surgery due to complication from a very rare genetic defect. They reunited and formed a brotherhood at CM. Click here to watch the full feature.
Boston Children's Hospital Eighteen-year-old Matt Freitas and 16-year-old Brendan Cogavin met as roommates at Boston Children’s Hospital, but that’s just a small part of why they’ve stayed in touch for the six years since. To read more about their story, click here.
Boston Globe Matt Freitas and Brendan Cogavin met as roommates at Boston Children’s Hospital, where they bonded by playing video games and talking about their experiences as Boy Scouts. Little did they know that their three-day hospital stay more than six years ago would be the start of a friendship that would reunite them at CM. Read the full story here.
Weymouth News The Positive Coaching Alliance recently named Catholic Memorial School senior Matthew “Matt” Freitas, of Weymouth, one of its six New England recipients for the 2019 Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship. Click here to read more.
West Roxbury Transcript Boston Bulldogs Running Club founder Mike Ferullo left 60 Catholic Memorial School students with an inspiring message about how he kicked his heroin addiction, found a passion for running and founded his own nonprofit support group during a special lecture at the school’s library recently. Click here to read the full story.
The Boston Herald Junior Michael Gemma pitched brilliantly as he pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts in a 2-0 victory for No. 5 Catholic Memorial over No. 3 St. John’s Prep. Click here to read more.
West Roxbury Transcript Catholic Memorial School participated in the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 2019 Law Day when Hannah Kilson, a legal partner at Nolan Sheehan Patten, presented a lecture on free speech, free press and free society at the school recently. Click here to read more.
Andover Townsman The Archdiocese of Boston honored Vincent Bradley, the chairman of Catholic Memorial School’s history and social studies department, with its 2018-19 Excellence in Education Award. Read the full story here.
The Patch Catholic Memorial School senior Michael McCarthy, a Braintree resident, was this year's state champion in extemporaneous speaking, a competition that asks students to be an expert on a topic with almost no time to prepare. Click here to read the full story.
The Pilot The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office, with support from the Catholic Schools Foundation, announced the recipients of Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award April 23, which included CM history teacher Mr. Vincent Bradley. Read the announcement here.
West Roxbury Transcript Sean Kyne, the former government chief whip of Ireland, and Fionnula Quinlan, the current consul general of Ireland, visited Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury to meet with members of the CM Irish Studies program on March 18. Click here to read the full story.
On Monday afternoon, Catholic Memorial School senior Sam Lindemann will confirm his commitment to play Division 1 rugby at Fairfield University. His remarkable journey began in Kazakhstan, in the middle of winter, when he was just 1½-years old. Read the full story here.
The Boston Herald CM's Chris Rooney and Henry O'Brien played with the North All-Stars during the 10th annual Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association High School All-Star Game at the Canton Ice House on Sunday night. Read the full story here.
West Roxbury Transcript Margot Carlson Delogne and her sister, Kim Carlson Benner, visited Mr. Vinn Bradley’s American War in Vietnam class on March 12 to discuss the work of the 2 Sides Project, the nonprofit Delogne founded which unites sons and daughters who lost fathers on opposite sides of the Vietnam War. Click here to read more.
The Wellesley Townsman The Ohio State University recently awarded Catholic Memorial School senior Joe Monagle, a Wellesley resident, its National Buckeye Scholarship. Click here to read the full story.
The Patriot Ledger The Catholic Conference awarded Catholic Memorial School varsity hockey captain Jack Curran with the 2019 Bruins-MIAA Sportsmanship Award on March 4, according to a joint statement released by the Boston Bruins and MIAA. Click here to read more.
The Patriot Ledger When Watertown resident Sean Donohue embarked on Catholic Memorial School’s Blessed Edmund Rice Service Initiative to Lima, Peru, last month, he and seven other CM classmates encountered a kind of poverty rarely seen in America for the first time in their lives. Click here for the full story.
West Roxbury Transcript University of New Hampshire’s Kabria Baumgartner ended Catholic Memorial School’s celebration of Black History Month with a forum explaining 19th-century Massachusetts school integration on Feb. 27 in the CM seminar rooms. Click here to read the full story.
The Boston Globe Two years ago, Catholic Memorial hockey player Paul Guiney sustained a severe concussion at the CCM Holiday Classic. After a week of recovery at Boston Children's Hospital, Paul wondered if he'd ever play hockey again. Today, he's back on the ice and inspiring his CM brothers. Read the full story here.
West Roxbury Transcript Senior Paul Fantozzi earned the Best Delegate award at Lexington High School’s Model UN Conference for his work on the Crisis Committee. His teammate and classmate, senior Alex Masferrer, garnered Outstanding Delegate honors.Click here to read the full story.
Explo In 2017, EXPLO partnered with CM to introduce a project-based learning curriculum. Every seventh grade student was enrolled in Foundations of Critical Making, a course that begs them to get involved, get their hands dirty, and take ownership of their learning. Click here to read more about CM's innovative step in rethinking school curriculum.
The Boston Globe Members of the 1969 Catholic Memorial basketball team came together from across Greater Boston to craft one of the greatest seasons in Massachusetts high school basketball history. Click here to read the full story,
The Boston Globe Nearly every member from the 1969 state champion Catholic Memorial basketball team will be in attendance Friday night when the current Knights host Malden Catholic at Ronald Perry Gymnasium in West Roxbury. Read the full story here.
The Falmouth Enterprise Playing their fourth game in eight days against quality competition, the Clippers dropped a 4-1 decision to a very good Catholic Memorial team at the Falmouth Ice Arena. To read the full story, click here.
Fox 25 News Boston When U.S. Army veteran Timothy Fowl passed away last week without a home or any known living family or friends, eight members from the Catholic Memorial School basketball team stepped up to help. Read the news station's full story and video here.
The Weymouth News The CM basketball team found a way to impact their community off the court when they hosted the funeral of Army Specialist Timothy Fowl on Thursday morning in their school's chapel. Read more of Ed Baker's story here.
The Boston Herald In front of a full house, Catholic Memorial reaffirmed its status as one of the top teams in the commonwealth, upending rival Xaverian, 3-1 during Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Canton Ice House. Read the full story here.
Christmas arrived early at Saint John Paul II Academy when seven students from West Roxbury’s Catholic Memorial School delivered over 250 presents to the school’s Columbia Road campus in Dorchester on Dec. 18. Click here to read more.
West Roxbury Transcript St. Francis Xavier School invited Catholic Memorial senior Matthew Freitas to speak to a group of 80 middle school students at the SFX's leadership speaker series on Dec. 7. Click here to read more about his talk.
Connacht Tribune Men of Connemara descent continue to be high-achievers in one of America’s oldest cities. Five high school students with Connemara and Aran roots starred in the Division 1 Massachusetts Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, earlier this December. Click here to read the full story.
West Roxbury Transcript Shawn Cusson and his six-student team of horticulturists donated over 150 heads of fusion romaine lettuce to the Dedham Food Pantry earlier in November. Click here to read more.
As a captain of Catholic Memorial School's football team, Fall River resident Hunter Salmon said he didn’t need to think twice when asked by the school's Campus Ministry program to be a pallbearer at the funeral of homeless veteran Markham Lyons. Read the full story here.
West Roxbury Transcript Middle School students at Catholic Memorial ventured up to the Maine wildnerness during the school's annual Acadia National Park Trip in October. Click here to read the full story.
The Boston Herald Franklin’s Tyler Brogan impressed spectators and stuck out among a crowded field of runners at the 58th annual Catholic Memorial Invitational on Saturday morning. Read the full story here.
The Boston Globe Two-hundred ninety-three runners — representing 23 boys’ teams and 17 girls’ teams — attacked the the 3.1-mile course at Franklin Park in the 58th annual Catholic Memorial Invitational. Read about the race day here.
Dedham Transcript Last spring, Dedham’s Board of Selectmen unanimously appointed Will Dashe, a senior at Catholic Memorial School, to the Dedham Human Rights Commission to fill the seat reserved for a high school student after Dashe discussed the commission’s goals and potential for effecting positive change in the community. Read the full story here.
Faith in Focus -- America- The Jesuit Review CM Campus Minister Nick Genovese had his dream job lined up at ESPN when, at the last minute, he turned away. Find out why he said no and how that decision led him to a job in Campus Ministry. Click here to watch the full video interview with Fr. James Martin, S.J.
West Roxbury Wicked Local Over 400 Catholic Memorial School students gathered at Catholic Memorial School to stand in solidarity with their fellow classmates before boarding buses for the 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at the Boston Esplanade. Read the full here.
Roslindale Wicked Local For the first time in school history, the West Roxbury Catholic Memorial School forensics team placed among the top 10 teams at the annual Yale Invitational Tournament on Sept. 15. Click here to read more about about their impressive feat.
Canton’s Aidan Gallery recently participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk after he and his classmates from Catholic Memorial School raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society during the school’s “Olympic Day” the week before. Read the full story here.
The Boston Herald Catholic Memorial School's Lucas Folan was barely out of kindergarten, but he needed something to preoccupy his mind. Anything to take it off the unmistakable tragedy that engulfed his family. See how the star defensive end overcame adversity in the pursuit of excellence. Read more...
The Boston Globe CM graduate Daniel F. Conley leaves office after 17 years to take a job in the private sector. He says his goal was to leave the city safer than he found it, and he succeeded. Read more...
Thanks to the help of Mr. Bradley’s AP US History class, two new volumes of records in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900, are available and searchable, providing rich resources of local history. Read more...
Barrett Pratt threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns as Knights welcomed their new coach with a win. Read More...
Catholic Memorial, the Christian Brothers School of Boston, prepares boys for college, manhood and a world full of unknown challenges, ambiguity and complex problems and the importance of relationships.