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Milford Catholic parents present plan to keep school open

Milford Catholic parents present plan to keep school open

June 16 set as deadline for more students, more money By William T. Clew | The Catholic Free Press MILFORD – There is hope that Milford Catholic Elementary School will stay open for the 2017-18 school year if its supporters can meet certain conditions by June 16. Michael Walsh, chairman of the school board, said […]

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Company donates truck to St. John’s food program

Company donates truck to St. John’s food program

By William T. Clew | The Catholic Free Press   The St. John’s Parish Food for the Poor program has another truck to pick up donated food for its food kitchen. A 2012 Chevrolet Express Van was donated by Tri-State Trucking Center, 411 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, and its president and chief executive officer, Kevin G. […]

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Caregivers talk about power of faith

Caregivers talk about power of faith

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press “We believed that within several hours she would be passing.” Dr. Waldemar Szypulski was talking about Barbara Rudzik, one of his patients. “What is left?” asked the department chief and specialist of the Intensive Care Unit Mazurski Health Center in Elk, Poland. “Only prayer.” Prayer it was. […]

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    St. Stephen’s, Holy Family to share one pastor

    St. Stephen’s, Holy Family to share one pastor

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    By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – St. Stephen and Holy Family parishes are to begin sharing a pastor July 1, both pastors announced last weekend. They said the parishes are not merging. St. Stephen’s Church and Holy Family’s church building – St. Joseph’s – will be used. Father Steven M. LaBaire, […]

  • National

    U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

    U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

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    WASHINGTON (CNS) — The American Health Care Act that passed by a four-vote margin May 4 in the House has “major defects,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Social Development. “It is deeply disappointing that the voices of those who will be most […]

  • International

    Church leaders say EU countries ignore pledges on religious freedom

    Church leaders say EU countries ignore pledges on religious freedom

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    By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — Church representatives have accused the European Union of ignoring pledges to defend religious freedom, despite commitments set out in special 2013 guidelines. Msgr. Duarte Nuno Queiroz de Barros da Cunha, secretary-general of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, told Catholic News Service that the Swiss-based […]

  • Vatican

    Vatican launches Belgium euthanasia investigation

    Vatican launches Belgium euthanasia investigation

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    By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The Vatican is investigating the decision of a group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium to permit doctors to perform euthanasia of “nonterminal” mentally ill patients on its premises. Brother Rene Stockman, superior general of the Brothers of Charity, […]

  • Commentary

    The Ethics of New Age Medicine

    The Ethics of New Age Medicine

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    By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. Patients who face serious illnesses are sometimes attracted to alternative medicines, also referred to as “holistic” or “new-age” medicines. These can include treatments like homeopathy, hypnosis, “energy therapies” like Reiki, acupuncture, and herbal remedies, to name just a few. These approaches raise various medical and ethical concerns. An important 1998 […]

  • Spiritual

    Father Solanus Casey recalled as beloved friar who showed mercy to others

    Father Solanus Casey recalled as beloved friar who showed mercy to others

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    DETROIT (CNS) — Sixty years after his death, Capuchin Father Solanus Casey is on his way to sainthood. Pope Francis announced May 4 that Detroit’s beloved friar, who earlier had been named venerable, met the requirements for beatification and will be named “blessed” — the second U.S.-born man to achieve such a designation and the […]