Pope Francis accepts resignation of Boston Auxiliary Bishop
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop John A. Dooher of Boston, who is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to turn in their resignation.
His retirement was announced in Washington June 30 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Named an auxiliary for Boston by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, Bishop Dooher has been vicar general and regional bishop for the archdiocese’s south region. He attended St. John’s Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood May 21, 1969.

Another year ends for Supreme Court with all eyes on next term
WASHINGTON (CNS) — “That’s a wrap” could have been said late morning June 27 at the U.S. Supreme Court after the court issued its last two decisions of the term.
Except that it was not a wrap by a long shot.
Just a few hours after the court released its final decisions, longtime Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, which immediately got wheels of speculation spinning about his potential replacement and what that would mean for the future balance of the court.
Almost immediately, President Donald Trump said he would move quickly to fill the spot, saying he already has a list of candidates in hand.
And the day after this announcement, the court released another handful of cases on the docket for its next term that begins Oct. 1.
But before all attention shifts to the next session, there is still plenty to review from the court’s term that just ended — a busy nine months with more than 75 cases argued, and decided on, by the court.
Big cases this year involved the president’s travel ban, a same-sex wedding cake, gerrymandering, sports betting, cellphone tracking, union dues and pro-life pregnancy centers.
Catholic Church leaders weighed in on many of these cases, submitting friend-of-the-court briefs and issuing statements after the decisions were announced.