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Esther’s Dream bridges the gap to college

August 18, 2017 | 5:09 pm | Featured Article #3

By Caitlin Reidy | CFP Correspondent PAXTON – Anna Maria College ingrains young scholars with a sense of faith, community, and tradition during Esther’s Dream, a program meant to give incoming students an early taste of college life. The five-day program, which was offered twice in July, is named after Esther Blondin (Mother Marie Anne), the […]

Bishop McManus speaks about religious freedom at Fortnight

June 23, 2017 | 11:44 am | Featured Article #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – The United States has gone from being a country where religion was protected and supported, to one where religion was treated with indifference to one where it is treated with hostility, Bishop McManus said June 22. He was speaking at the diocesan observance of the […]

Melkite Church ordains local, married deacon a priest

June 16, 2017 | 10:40 am | Featured Article #3

By Susan Bailey Correspondent, The Catholic Free Press “Axios! He is worthy!” So proclaimed the congregation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish on Hamilton Street in Worcester upon the ordination of longtime deacon Dennis McCarthy to the priesthood on Saturday. Bishop Nicholas Samra of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, along with Father Paul Frechette, […]

Bishop ordains four; consecrates diocese to Immaculate Heart of Mary

June 15, 2017 | 12:37 pm | Featured Article #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – Local Catholics rejoiced for different reasons as Bishop McManus ordained four men and consecrated the Diocese of Worcester to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Saturday at St. Paul Cathedral. Many pews were filled for the ordination of Henry Ramírez Pínzon as a priest, Javier Julio […]

Artwork brings Our Lady of Fatima to local schools and churches

June 6, 2017 | 3:00 pm | Featured Article #3

By Christina Galeone | CFP CORRESPONDENT Louis Tripodi enjoys sharing his faith. So, when the member of St. Stephen Parish in Worcester realized the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions was fast approaching, he wanted to make sure others in the diocese knew about it. He began talking with Catholic friends about his hopes to […]

Stories of the priesthood

April 27, 2017 | 4:04 pm | Featured Article #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Bringing a would-be convert to his knees – unintentionally. Helping relay what might be called a guardian angel’s message. Leading police with drawn guns through the church and rectory in search of a robber, who was found … where? Seeing the vocation of parenting through those who […]

Seniors honored with citations scholarships

April 27, 2017 | 12:39 pm | Featured Article #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Christ-centered. Transformative for time and eternity. That’s the kind of education a school must provide in order to be authentically Catholic, Bishop McManus said at the 10th annual Adopt-A-Student dinner, held April 6 at Mechanics Hall. An authentically Catholic school must also provide an education that motivates […]

Conference inspires men and they keep attending

April 13, 2017 | 4:38 pm | Featured Article #3

By Michael O’Connell | CFP Correspondent WORCESTER – Despite a steady record of strong attendance year after year, co-chair Angelo Guadagno admitted he was concerned about the turnout at the 17th annual Worcester Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference. Snow, sleet and rain were in the forecast, and conference organizers braced themselves for no-shows. “I’m so happy […]

Many still in need of shelter

March 31, 2017 | 12:12 pm | Featured Article #3

By William T. Clew | The Catholic Free Press For much of the season the weather has been pretty kind to Central Massachusetts. There were no really cold days and very little snow. In the middle of December, that changed. For several days, temperatures were below 20 degrees at night. One night the temperature dropped […]

Visiting the aged in Cambodia

March 24, 2017 | 1:25 pm | Featured Article #3

By Sean Sprague | Special from Maryknoll San Sophanna sits on the floor, cross-legged weaving a mat out of old rags collected from a recycling center. It takes all day for the 70-year-old Cambodian woman to make the simple floor mat, which will be sold for $1. She is in a good place now, but […]