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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 […]

Fitchburg Venerini school’s next principal gets charism lesson

April 29, 2016 | 11:51 am | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor FITCHBURG – “What we can no longer do, you will do.” The Venerini sister was paraphrasing the pope’s words to her congregation’s foundress. She was addressing the new pastor and lay principal telling them that it is up to them to carry on. Sister Janet Badagliacca got emotional as she reflected on […]

Teaching youth to be advocates for life issues

April 7, 2016 | 5:39 pm | Featured Article #4

By Tanya Connor A woman who trained youth in Louisiana to advocate for the unborn is bringing her ministry here. Sarah Mary Toce, now New England Life and Leadership Project Director for National Right to Life, spoke about this at the Massachusetts Citizens For Life Convention 2016, held Saturday at Assumption College. Other talks focused […]

Teaching others to share the faith

March 21, 2016 | 10:55 am | Featured Article #4, Local

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – For the first time in 25 years, the teacher said, he didn’t give the first homework assignment. But he and his wife offered numerous other pointers for doing the work. Since January, John and Therese Boucher, of St. John Parish in Worcester, have been teaching local Catholics how to do […]

St. Mary’s students establish service club

February 12, 2016 | 2:18 pm | Featured Article #4, Local

By Tanya Connor SHREWSBURY – St. Mary Elementary School is sending out an SOS for the Year of Mercy. SOS stands for “Service Over Self,” the name of a new service club, established for the jubilee year but intended to continue on. The club’s logo has the word “Service” with a line under it, over […]

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week: A new look for Webster schools … and more

February 2, 2016 | 4:56 pm | Featured Article #4

By William T. Clew WEBSTER – Things are changing at St. Louis and St. Anne elementary schools as faculty and administrators prepare for a new look and new name when the 2016-17 school year begins. The two schools, now the parish schools for St. Louis and Sacred Heart of Jesus parishes, will be combined to […]

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 […]