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Men’s Conference draws 1,000

Men’s Conference draws 1,000

By Michael O’Connell and Tanya Connor WORCESTER – While working on construction jobs, Mike Sullivan shares the Catholic faith. He meets some passionate Catholics, but more often he meets people who have fallen away from the faith or don’t want to discuss it. “I get a lot of ‘been there, done that,’” Mr. Sullivan, 53, […]

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Parish missions call people to action

Parish missions call people to action

By Tanya Connor Papal challenges – and plans to respond. A Polish priest employing the four Rs. Seminarians preaching at their professor’s church. Laity, a religious sister and priests wrapped together in a “package deal” with a meal. These are among creative ways local parishes found to offer missions this Lent. “I believe every parish […]

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Confimation classes hear about chastity

Confimation classes hear about chastity

By Patricia O’Connell CFP Correspondent LEOMINSTER – High school students are usually told that chastity is important. But, last weekend, a group of confirmation candidates were also given detailed information about the benefits of living your life according to Church teachings. Chastity is something we are all called to practice, explained two representatives from the […]

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  • Local

    Mock Trial team one of  Elite Eight

    Mock Trial team one of Elite Eight

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    By William T. Clew It was close, but the Holy Name mock trial team lost its match Monday in the Elite Eight round of state competition. Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School was one of 120 to 130 teams – it varies year to year, coach Jonathan Meagher said – to take part in […]

  • National

    Advocates hope new diocese in Mexico gives boost to migrant ministry

    Advocates hope new diocese in Mexico gives boost to migrant ministry

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    By Nancy Wiechec Catholic News Service PHOENIX (CNS) — Those working on behalf of migrants said they hope to have more advocates and support with the creation of the Diocese of Nogales in Mexico. “It’s a great blessing that has the potential to facilitate more binational cooperation as church, especially in regard to migrant ministry […]

  • International

    Aid groups stretched to help 120,000 displaced in southern Philippines

    Aid groups stretched to help 120,000 displaced in southern Philippines

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    By Simone Orendain Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Catholic relief workers and religious communities are aiding thousands of people displaced by military maneuvers designed to root out a Muslim rebel faction on Mindanao. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees said March 20 that more than 120,000 residents fled their homes in towns […]

  • Vatican

    Pope joins homeless people for private tour of Sistine Chapel

    Pope joins homeless people for private tour of Sistine Chapel

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    By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While enjoying a private visit to the Sistine Chapel, a group of VIP guests — homeless people who live around the Vatican — were surprised by a visit from Pope Francis. The 150 visitors had just reached the Sistine Chapel at about 5 p.m. March […]

  • Commentary

    Undoing a Chemical Abortion

    Undoing a Chemical Abortion

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    By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk In 1978, Charles E. Rice, a former Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School made this prediction in his book Beyond Abortion: The Theory and Practice: “The abortion of the future will be by pill, suppository, or some other do-it-yourself method. At that point the killing of a baby will […]

  • Spiritual

    Golden thread’ links Holy Year of Mercy and St. Faustina Kowalska

    Golden thread’ links Holy Year of Mercy and St. Faustina Kowalska

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    By Laura Ieraci Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The rector of a Rome sanctuary dedicated to Divine Mercy said he sees a “golden thread” connecting the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy and the message Jesus conveyed to St. Faustina Kowalska nearly 85 years ago. Father Jozef Bart, rector of the Church of the […]