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Four to receive awards for their pro-life witness

March 24, 2017 | 4:15 pm | Featured Article #1

Four people who will receive pro-life awards this year span the ages, from high school to retirement. They are Margaret Dillon of Clinton, Nancy Clark of Worcester, Paul Tighe of Grafton, and retired Bishop Daniel P. Reilly. Each year the diocese presents several  pro-life awards at a Mass for Life. This year the Mass is scheduled […]

Artwork unveils many colors of God

March 17, 2017 | 12:35 pm | Featured Article #1

By Susan Bailey | Catholic Free Press Correspondent Kathy Jordan claimed this verse from Jeremiah 29 as her own: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” It proved to be a bulwark during […]

Billboards share pro-life message

February 27, 2017 | 9:12 am | Featured Article #1

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Two pro-life billboards were put up on Grafton Street in Worcester this week, thanks to students and religious sisters and brothers at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Still River. “Make Worcester Pro-Life Again,” says one at 690 Grafton St. “Share the Joy of Life,” says the […]

Bishop McManus adds voice to statement from USCCB Committee on Migration

January 31, 2017 | 12:24 pm | Featured Article #1

Worcester’s Bishop McManus issued a statement today regarding President Trump’s executive memorandum, titled “The Protection of the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Bishop McManus wrote: “It is hard to imagine an American alive today who does not include immigrants to this country in his or her family tree, ancestors who were […]

Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Loreto move ahead as one

January 27, 2017 | 12:55 pm | Featured Article #1

By Tanya Connor and Willian T. Clew The Catholic Free Press “We’re moving ahead,” said Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann and Our Lady of Loreto parishes. His remark came after a week in which Bishop McManus announced that the two parishes will be merged into a new parish […]

Historical Commission will not study Mount Carmel property for historic district

January 21, 2017 | 6:00 am | Featured Article #1

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – The Worcester Historical Commission voted 3-2 not to initiate a study of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann Parish property for consideration as a historic district. At the Jan. 19 meeting, three of the five voting members voted against appointing the commission as a study […]

Two men give lives to the Church

December 22, 2016 | 4:47 pm | Featured Article #1

By Margaret M. Russell | The Catholic Free Press Family, and friends – old and new, rejoiced after the ordination of Joseph David Rice Saturday at St. Paul Cathedral. The day dawned snowy and blustery, but inside the cathedral the music and the affirmation of the congregation for two men giving their lives to the […]

Christmas Letter from Bishop McManus

December 22, 2016 | 4:36 pm | Featured Article #1

Christmas 2016 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Each year Christmas brings us a joy that is ever new, ever profound and always inspiring. In his Apostolic Letter ending the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis spoke of the “desire for closeness to Christ.”  At Christmas we feel that closeness. God’s Son has come to […]

Journey to the priesthood: Joseph Rice

December 9, 2016 | 5:08 pm | Featured Article #1

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press “A lot of people I know stopped going to church,” a local Catholic told The Catholic Free Press this week. Why? They felt they’d done things for which they couldn’t be forgiven. His solution? Become a priest. “I always desired to help people,” explained Deacon Joseph David […]

Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event

December 7, 2016 | 1:05 pm | Featured Article #1

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is “such a powerful event.” As the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack neared, Father Daniel Mode detailed the effect […]