2 Years On, Hebda Speaks About Work Done, Work Left to Do in Archdiocese


November 26, 2017

By Bill Lunn

On a recent Sunday morning in Lakeville, parishioners at All Saints Catholic Church celebrated the church’s 140th anniversary with a special guest: Archbishop Bernard Hebda. At the event, Hebda charmed the congregation with his self-effacing humor.

“It was pretty obvious I was going to have to adjust the microphone after the deacon,” Hebda said, making fun of his shorter, rounder frame.

Hebda visits a new Church nearly every Sunday as part of his mission to reform the archdiocese. The Harvard-educated Hebda was chosen by the Vatican and installed as archbishop in 2016. He was tasked with healing wounds caused by the priest sex abuse scandal that forced the archdiocese into bankruptcy.

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