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Meal for homeless stirs reflections on Christmas

As he does every Christmas, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley visited St. Francis House in downtown Boston Tuesday to offer words of comfort to the homeless.

But this year, as O’Malley concluded his prayer and bid farewell to about 30 men and women , a short woman wearing a sweatshirt and jeans stood from her seat in the front row.

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