Pope Francis celebrated a Mass for the closing of the synod of bishops in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday

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Catholic bishops promised reform in the sex-abuse scandal. But they didn?t look at their own misdeeds

More than 130 US bishops ? nearly one-third of those still living ? have been accused during their careers of failing to adequately respond to sexual misconduct in their dioceses, according to a Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer examination.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/03/BostonGlobe.com/Spotlight/Images/brainbank10807a.jpg BU researchers make first link from severe CTE to genes

In a small study published Saturday, the team of scientists found people with a certain gene variant were more likely to have worse effects of the degenerative brain disease.

BuzzSaw | Matthew Gilbert

Confessions of an overwhelmed TV critic

I used to watch everything. Now I can?t. So how do I decide?


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/170504_BS_001.jpg After all these years, Bob Cousy knew he needed to reach out to Bill Russell

Cousy had deep regrets over not being more supportive of his former Celtics teammate, who endured racism in Boston.

Stowe Village offers plenty to do with its shops, museums, and a snowshoe-ready recreation path.

Mark Vandenberg

Even if you don?t like hitting the slopes, you?ll love these New England ski towns

If the idea of putting two sticks on your feet and hurtling down a mountain in the freezing cold is not your idea of a jolly old time, know this: It has never been easier to go on a ?ski trip? and never actually ski.

Are you ready to vote this week? Here?s our 2018 election guide

The November elections are just days away: Are you ready to vote?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/warrendiehl.jpg Elizabeth Warren returns to Mass. for final push in race with Geoff Diehl

The senator began a three-day swing across the state after stumping this week for candidates in Ohio and Wisconsin.

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In midterms, Democrats eye a wall of their own ? the Blue Wall

In 2016, voters in the upper Midwest sided with Donald Trump. Two years later, Democrats could make major gains in House and governor races across the region they once saw as a stronghold.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/21gonzalez208.jpg Why is this leading environmental group staying neutral in the Mass. governor?s race?

The Environmental League of Massachusetts endorsed 58 candidates this year and all but two are Democrats. But it opted out of backing gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/DLR10465.jpg Veteran Harvard admissions dean facing challenge to his legacy in trial

William Fitzsimmons has run the university?s undergraduate admissions operation for 32 years and has become something of an institution in Cambridge.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/PQPFStormTotalQPFWeb1-22536.png More rain is expected Monday and Tuesday

After a sunny Sunday, rain is forecast Monday afternoon and night, and again Tuesday afternoon and into the overnight hours.

Caguas, PR --11/03/2018-- Red Sox manager Alex Cora returns to his hometown with the World Series trophy. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Cora Reporter: Maria Cramer

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In Cora, we believe: Red Sox manager brings trophy back to a joyous Puerto Rico

The first Puerto Rican manager to win the World Series spread some cheer in his hometown Caguas, a year after the city was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 15: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers sacks C.J. Beathard #3 of the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on October 15, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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Packers? defense will show a lot of looks to Patriots

?They do a good job mixing it up,? said Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/200_kenan_papi.jpg ?David Ortiz? returns to ?Saturday Night Live?

Kenan Thompson again played the former Red Sox star on the comedy show.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_globelive3_LIFE.jpg Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live ? a live storytelling show featuring the Globe?s top journalists ? returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Opinion & Ideas

Editorial Board Endorsement

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/f6915d8c36ea48a1a2eb55ba7092506d-f6915d8c36ea48a1a2eb55ba7092506d-0.jpg Time for a change in Maine?s Second District: Jared Golden for Congress

It?s time for Maine to replace Representative Bruce Poliquin, the lone Republican left in the New England Congressional delegation.

Editorial Board Endorsement

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/29/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/0176c8609e654296ae91bd37ed11f0d3-0176c8609e654296ae91bd37ed11f0d3-0.jpg Chris Pappas for New Hampshire?s First District

The congressional candidate embodies core Democratic values, tempered by civil discourse.

Real Estate

House from ?Star Trek: The Next Generation? listed for $5.7 million

One of the stars in Season 3 was this playfully eclectic, European-style contemporary, which was where Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and a rescue party from the USS Enterprise answer a distress call coming from a seemingly deserted planet.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hero_2_1200.jpg Inside our Secret Courts

Criminal charges often disappear. There are few rules and fewer records. In these private hearings, who you are ? and who you know ? may be just as important as right and wrong. Read the Spotlight report.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, October 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: fall colors, Halloween, and a World Series victory.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/Voting-box-3598.jpg 2018 midterm elections

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AP_18303705635477-1-1024x576.jpg Voters want lower drug prices, but they?re poised to elect major pharma allies

Tuesday?s elections could install a Senate that includes a pharma CEO and two industry lobbyists.

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/200_love_letters_bonus.jpg Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/10-beechwood-road-halifax-exterior-side-1024x576$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring ? or outright banning ? an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.

Globe event

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/SeattleTimes_10kirsner02_biz.jpg Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/crossword.jpg Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.