Brian MacQuarrie

Brian MacQuarrie writes news features across a broad range of interests and geography, including often-forgotten stories and mysteries that connect Boston’s fascinating past with its present. MacQuarrie also reports on the opioid crisis and veterans issues.

His 30 years at the Globe have taken him across the country as a National reporter, to President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, and to Afghanistan and Iraq as a front-line reporter on the war on terror. He is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Missouri.

Latest stories

Bishops ignore Vatican, pledge to strengthen accountability

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The country’s Roman Catholic bishops ended a contentious three-day gathering with a call to implement tough accountability standards as soon as possible.

Catholic prelates are subject of blistering criticism at leadership meeting

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Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College in Worcester, spoke at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, where clergy are addressing accountability.

A century before Columbus, a Scottish knight explored Massachusetts. Or did he?

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The legend of the Westford Knight holds that in 1399, a Scottish nobleman and his armed explorers sailed up the Merrimack River and climbed Prospect Hill to take a look around.

Bishops were ready to vote on accountability. Vatican said to wait

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The Vatican asked US prelates to delay their decision on new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis ahead of a global meeting of church leaders in Rome in February.