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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 […]

Relic of beloved Maronite saint visits Worcester parish

May 12, 2016 | 11:36 am | Featured Article #4, Lead Story #2

By Susan Bailey CFP Correspondent An ornate miniature wooden coffin with a first class relic of an ancient saint drew scores of men and women, young and old, to Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church on June Street in Worcester on Monday and Tuesday. “Pilgrims came from as far away as New Jersey, Maine and […]

Father Broderick tells how the mercy of Jesus changes us

May 6, 2016 | 3:43 pm | Featured Article #4

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspondent SPENCER – Are you ever reminded of God’s mercy when you think about the Easter Bunny?  Father Michael Broderick, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Rutland, is. As part of a recent talk he gave at Mary Queen of the Rosary Parish, he delighted the crowd by sharing an anecdote […]

Queen of Peace statue provides occasion to pray

April 29, 2016 | 1:41 pm | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor A statue of the Queen of Peace is providing a moving opportunity to pray for the United States during this election year. And after kissing the crown for the statue, a paraplegic said she  was relieved of her pain. These were among highlights people shared from this week’s visit of an International […]