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Holy Name students tops in Talent Show

November 22, 2016 | 4:44 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – Three seniors at Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School placed first in the Catholic Schools Have Talent 2016 competition, held Nov. 18 at their school. It was the fourth Adopt-A-Student Talent show, said Robert Pape, Adopt-A-Student steering committee president. He said the show was […]

Religious, lay leaders react to Trump win in presidential election

November 9, 2016 | 1:37 pm | Lead Story #1

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lay and religious leaders of all stripes reacted to news of Donald J. Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Most expressed hope that Trump would pay attention to their agenda, while others were more decidedly downbeat and still others counseled prayer. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz […]

Videos of Conscience and the Catholic Voter

October 31, 2016 | 4:44 pm | Lead Story #1

The Catholic Free Press and the diocesan Respect Life Office hosted a four-part series on Conscience and the Catholic Voter. The diocesan TV Ministry videotaped the talks and they are now available for viewing.  Election Day is Nov. 8. Please take the time to watch the videos. Bishop McManus – ‘The Catholic voter: Called to […]

Diocesan Haitian Apostolate gathering goods, cash

October 20, 2016 | 4:57 pm | Lead Story #1

Will pay funeral costs for six who died in hurricane By William T. Clew | The Catholic Free Press The first of six funerals for children and parents of children who were part of the Worcester diocesan Haitian Mission’s education program and died in Hurricane Matthew will be held Sunday. Sister Marie-Judith Dupuy, a Sister […]

Students sponsored by Haitian Apostolate die in storm

October 13, 2016 | 2:40 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Two students and the parents of two other students from the Worcester Diocese’s education program in Haiti were killed during Hurricane Matthew, Sister Marie-Judith Dupuy reported this week. The Sister of St. Anne who directs the Haitian Apostolate that runs the program said she was still trying […]

Milford parishes join for Year of Mercy pilgrimage

September 29, 2016 | 4:56 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press It was a welcome experience of coming together – and being welcomed. That’s how pilgrims described the Year of Mercy celebration in Milford on Sept 18. Some performed a work of mercy, bringing donations for a food pantry. There were confessions and a brief service in St. […]

Students give All Saints Academy rave reviews

September 16, 2016 | 2:48 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press WEBSTER – “Awesome!” That’s how Emily Walsh, a sixth-grader from St. Louis Parish, described her new school, All Saints Academy. It was Sept. 8. Bishop McManus had just cut the ribbon for the new school, after celebrating what could be called a double-birthday Mass in St. Louis Church. […]

Blessed encounters with Saint Teresa of Kolkata

September 12, 2016 | 11:36 am | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Local Catholics who met or saw St. Teresa of Kolkata shared their experiences as the world celebrated her canonization in Rome. “She is the most blessed human being, with a sweet smile on her face,” said Felix Mathew, who attends Immaculate Conception Parish in Worcester and talked […]

Young and old moved by Steubenville East

July 21, 2016 | 4:21 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press “Jesus Christ was just a few feet away from us!” Alyssa Mulry, 17, was talking about adoration last Saturday at the Steubenville East youth conference, held at UMass Lowell. A priest carrying a monstrance around the arena stopped above her. “It just made me so much more humble,” […]

Worcester prays in response to shootings

July 8, 2016 | 5:31 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – Catholics and others here responded with prayer in the wake of the killing of police officers in Dallas. Claire Schaeffer-Duffy, of the SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker House, said her husband, Scott Schaeffer-Duffy quickly called for a prayer vigil at noon outside City Hall. Mrs. Schaeffer-Duffy said it was […]