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Holy Cross professor writes about presence of mercy in his life

September 16, 2016 | 2:38 pm | Featured Article #4

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspondent WORCESTER –  “I think one of the things that the Holy Father is asking us to do during the Holy Year of Mercy is to reflect on how we have felt God’s merciful presence in our lives,” said Mathew N. Schmalz, an associate professor  at the College of the Holy […]

Festival brings parish family home to Mount Carmel

September 12, 2016 | 9:21 am | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – The revived Italian festival outside a closed Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Aug. 18-21 seemed to be partly about reviving parishioners. As Mass was about to start under a tent in the parking lot Sunday, Michael Scaglione said he saw people who haven’t been involved […]

Father Konicki walks The Way

August 19, 2016 | 12:27 pm | Featured Article #4

By William T. Clew | The Catholic Free Press He walked. He walked from the French-Spanish border across northern Spain to the Atlantic Ocean. He walked up mountains, into valleys, across roads and fields, through snow and rain, on hot days and cold. He walked for 33 days on the pilgrimage and four more days […]

Pope Francis inspires local travelers to World Youth Day

August 12, 2016 | 12:34 pm | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press Pope Francis left his mark on local World Youth Day participants in this Year of Mercy. So did other followers of Christ, both living and canonized. Robin LeBlanc, a 21-year-old from Our Lady Immaculate Parish in Athol, said this was her first time to see the homes of […]

Clinton shrine to appeal in Knock documentary

August 4, 2016 | 4:25 pm | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor  |  The Catholic Free Press CLINTON –  The Irish heritage of St. John, Guardian of Lady Parish attracted some special visitors to the church last week, and could make it “famous” as part of a documentary on Knock, Ireland, and its Marian shrine. The visitors were Laura McGann, a camera operator for […]

Marie Hilliard decries violations of religious liberty

June 27, 2016 | 4:08 pm | Featured Article #4

Medical, business workers pressured to violate consciences, speaker says By Tanya Connor People working in the medical and business worlds are being pressured to become like accessories to crimes. Some are fighting for their religious freedom – and yours. Guest speaker Marie Hilliard painted this scenario for listeners as the diocese opened the Fortnight for […]

‘Missionaries’ visit Charlton neighbors

June 27, 2016 | 2:32 pm | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor CHARLTON – Lay volunteers from St. Joseph Parish are going door to door in town – to share God’s love. As of Wednesday they had visited 1,092 homes, according to parishioner Thomas Creamer, who started this outreach, with support from his pastor, fellow parishioners and The Catholic Free Press. “It was one […]

Diocese to open Fortnight with Mass, June 21

June 10, 2016 | 3:52 pm | Featured Article #4

Bishop McManus will celebrate Mass for the Protection of Religious Freedom at 7 p.m. June 21 in St. Paul Cathedral to mark the beginning of the Fortnight for Freedom observance in the Worcester Diocese. In the Cenacle, in the cathedral lower level after Mass, Marie Hilliard, director of bioethics and publicity policy at the National […]

Parents Alliance for Catholic Education to dissolve

May 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm | Featured Article #4

WORCESTER –  The Board of Trustees of Parents Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) has announced that it will cease operations and dissolve the corporation effective June 30 due to budget constraints. The announcement was made by Delma Josephson, president of the board, and superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Worcester. During the past 22-years, […]

Trappist Pilsner wins international approval

May 12, 2016 | 2:33 pm | Featured Article #4

By William T. Clew SPENCER – The world’s first Trappist Pilsner beer, Feierabendbier, is being brewed by the Trappist monks in the brewery at St. Joseph’s Abbey. Father Isaac Keeley, director of the state-of-the-art brewery on the Abbey grounds, said the new Pilsner won the approval of the International Trappist Association. The association meets four […]