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Diocese releases financial reports

January 22, 2016 | 1:24 pm | Featured Article #4

Unrealized losses account for significant deficit WORCESTER –  The Diocese of Worcester had an operational deficit of $1,192,704 in the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, Bishop McManus said in a letter to the people of the diocese. That included unrealized loses of $840,001 on investments which, he said, are “primarily a reflection of the […]

Doctor-assisted suicide bill in committee

January 12, 2016 | 1:08 pm | Featured Article #4

BOSTON – Opponents and supporters of  Massachusetts House Bill 1991, which would allow doctors to help patients end their lives, took part in a four-hour-long hearing on the proposed measure  before the Joint Committee on Public Health at the State House in October. The Joint Committee is studying the bill and expected to make a […]

Bishop ordains three transitional deacons

December 21, 2015 | 6:04 pm | Featured Article #4

Wilmar Jair Ramos Mosquera, Diego Arney Buriticá Zuluaga and Joseph David Rice join Bishop McManus outside St. Paul Cathedral after he ordained them transitional deacons at a Mass there Saturday. They are preparing for the priesthood for the Worcester Diocese. Photos by Tanya Connor For more photos, see Photo Galleries.

Share God’s message – win a book

December 8, 2015 | 7:34 pm | Featured Article #4

Did you ever imagine that when you made your confirmation that you would continue to learn about your faith for years and years? At the time you probably thought that you knew everything you needed to know about the Catholic Church, about Jesus Christ, about God the Father, the Holy Spirit, Mary the Mother of […]

Eco-theology scholar says faith gives hope for change

November 23, 2015 | 11:03 am | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor JEFFERSON – Despite Earth’s serious ecological problems, there is hope, and faith plays a role, according to a scholar who is rejoicing in Pope Francis’ recent encyclical. Dennis Patrick O’Hara, director of the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology, spoke about that encyclical – “Laudato Si’” (On Care for Our Common […]

Soprano sings way back to Holy Name

November 6, 2015 | 12:51 pm | Featured Article #4

By William T. Clew The first time Sarah Callinan saw an opera was when she sang in it. Miss Callinan, newly named artist in residence at Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School, was a freshman at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, where she had won a scholarship. A soprano, she sang […]

Holy Cross’ director of liturgy and music honors God and delights souls with papal hymn

October 22, 2015 | 3:50 pm | Featured Article #4

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspondent The composer Johann Sebastian Bach once said, “Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” On Sept. 27, during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, the papal hymn “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom” reflected Bach’s words and more. Brought to life […]

Bishop McManus: Pope’s zeal a wonderful example

October 2, 2015 | 9:29 am | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor “It’s been wonderful, absolutely wonderful!” That’s how Bishop McManus started his account of being with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., as he spoke with The Catholic Free Press by telephone last week. “The excitement in the city of Washington was palpable,” he said. It started before he got there, as strangers in […]

Partners in Charity finishes campaign at $4.9M

September 24, 2015 | 2:51 pm | Featured Article #4

The annual Partners in Charity Appeal raised $4,881,859 in gifts and pledges this year, $118,141 shy of the $5 million goal, according to Michael P. Gillespie, diocesan director of Stewardship and Development. Bishop McManus thanked those who made gifts and pledges to the fund drive this year. “This year, 17,748 became ‘partners in charity’ in […]

Journey: Everybody is a missionary

August 7, 2015 | 12:24 pm | Featured Article #4

By Patricia O’Connell CFP Correspondent WORCESTER– Father Andres Alberto Araque Castrillon was studying for the priesthood in Medellin, Colombia when he heard about an opportunity to serve the growing Latino population in the Worcester Diocese. Someone asked him, along with his fellow students, a question that changed his life. “Who wants to be a missionary in the […]