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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 […]

Sister Constance says 42 years as principal were ‘very happy’

July 16, 2015 | 2:48 pm | Featured Article #4

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspondent In 1973, when a young nun from the Sisters of St. Anne became principal of Saint Anne Elementary School in Webster, people weren’t sure what to expect. The nun, Sister Constance Bayeur, confided, “People were thinking that I was coming here to close the school, because the enrollment had really […]

All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

June 25, 2015 | 11:14 am | Featured Article #4

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” All who believe in God and […]

Role of fathers has changed

June 19, 2015 | 4:44 pm | Featured Article #4

By Mairgread Gray CFP Correspondent WORCESTER – The role of fathers has changed, says Christopher Nelson of Pernet Family Health Service. “It used to be ‘provide and protect.’ Now, fathers are expected to share in all the responsibility. That has to become more normal. Taking care of children has become more normal,” he said. Mr. […]

Anna Maria College appoints new president

June 4, 2015 | 5:21 pm | Featured Article #4

By William T. Clew PAXTON – When Mary Lou Retelle begins her new job Monday at Anna Maria College she will drop one word from her previous title there. That word is “interim,” and it disappears when she begins her duties as Anna Maria’s 11th president, first woman in that position in 20 years and […]

Latin Mass returns to cathedral

May 15, 2015 | 3:55 pm | Featured Article #4, Local

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – A Mass that employs the “language of the Church” and an “age-old” tradition has attracted the young – and their elders. It is a Latin Mass in which celebrant and people all face the same direction. “People were asking for it (Mass in Latin),” Msgr. Robert K. Johnson, rector of […]

Former Planned Parenthood director encourages pro-life audience

April 16, 2015 | 2:44 pm | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – “What are you doing?” a former abortion clinic director asked hundreds of pro-lifers here Tuesday. Speaking at Visitation House’s 10th anniversary benefit dinner, Abby Johnson told attendees not to consider that dinner their pro-life activity for the year. Eve Lindquist, Visitation House executive director, said a record number – about […]

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March 17, 2015 | 11:16 am | Featured Article #4

Suffering people put you in the presence of God

March 6, 2015 | 5:31 pm | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – The president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services gave suggestions Wednesday for how people here can work with and for those in need around the world. First, it’s important to “not turn our eyes away from the people who are suffering.” Second, “know that suffering is relevant to us because […]

John Allen kicks off Partners campaign with stories about the popes

February 20, 2015 | 11:56 am | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor Pope Francis’ agenda and vision for the Catholic Church centers on leadership as service, a missionary conception of Church and mercy as the core Christian message for this time. These elements are a winning strategy for the new evangelization – and for Partners in Charity. That’s what John L. Allen Jr., who’s […]