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Police officer tells story of recovery, faith

Police officer tells story of recovery, faith

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – No one would tell the East Hartford police officer he was blind. After all, he was supposed to be dead. Todd Lentocha told this personal story – and signed copies of his just-published book – May 6 at the Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference at the College of […]

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Feeding body and soul with Divine Mercy

Feeding body and soul with Divine Mercy

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – Deborah Bratkon speaks with awe about her reserved seat at Sunday’s 8 a.m. Mass at St. John’s Church. She’s used to being in the parish’s St. Francis Xavier Center – eating in its soup kitchen. But on Mother’s Day, at Mass, she made her consecration to Jesus through Mary. This […]

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Bishop McManus initiates review of diocesan services

Bishop McManus initiates review of diocesan services

Bishop McManus has invited parish input in a wide-ranging review of diocesan programs. “We are always very grateful for the support of so many people across our diocese for our departments, programs and services. We want to solicit the opinions of those who support and use our diocesan services so we can use wisely the […]

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Featured Articles

  • Religious education office depends on Partners; Appeal at 81%

    Religious education office depends on Partners; Appeal at 81%

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    By Patricia O’Connell CFP Correspondent WORCESTER – Some diocesan departments are fully funded by Partners in Charity. One of them is the Office of Religious Education, which oversees the religious formation of children and adults. All parish-based religious education programs fall under the umbrella of this department, which also certifies the religion teachers in the […]

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  • Mustard Seed changes to secure its future

    Mustard Seed changes to secure its future

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    By William T. Clew The Mustard Seed at 93 Piedmont St., a Catholic Worker House which provides hot meals on weekday nights to those who need it, is undergoing a change aimed at making it more cooperative and open to younger people in the future, according to one of the Mustard Seed founders. Michael Boover, […]

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  • Catholic health-sharing program gives choice for medical insurance coverage

    Catholic health-sharing program gives choice for medical insurance coverage

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    By Patricia O’Connell CFP Correspondent In the near future, Christine Schroeder of Massachusetts will receive monthly letters, asking her to help someone in need of medical care. First, she plans to pray for them. She’ll also send them an uplifting note. Then, she’ll write a personal check to cover a portion of their treatment costs. […]

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  • Latin Mass returns to cathedral

    Latin Mass returns to cathedral

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    By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – A Mass that employs the “language of the Church” and an “age-old” tradition has attracted the young – and their elders. It is a Latin Mass in which celebrant and people all face the same direction. “People were asking for it (Mass in Latin),” Msgr. Robert K. Johnson, rector of […]

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