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Stories of the priesthood

April 27, 2017 | 4:04 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Bringing a would-be convert to his knees – unintentionally. Helping relay what might be called a guardian angel’s message. Leading police with drawn guns through the church and rectory in search of a robber, who was found … where? Seeing the vocation of parenting through those who […]

Support those suffering from opioid addiction, St. Peter’s forum urges

March 31, 2017 | 12:39 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor  | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – The Church and its people were very much a part of an opioid prevention forum that encouraged attendees to support those with addictions – even when they repeatedly relapse. The forum, held March 16 in St. Peter Parish’s gym, was sponsored by the parish, the […]

Winter Vacation Bible School

February 27, 2017 | 11:33 am | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Students who don’t go away for winter break are getting a “vacation” here. Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish in Spencer tried a new take on a time-honored program this week – Winter Vacation Bible School. With a summer camp theme, no less! The director, Kenneth Choquette, […]

Worcester Men’s Conference moves to new venue

February 17, 2017 | 1:38 pm | Lead Story #2

Speakers announced Assumption College will be the site of the 17th annual Worcester Catholic Men’s Conference, Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan and Angelo Guadagno, who co-chair the conference, have announced. They also outlined the speaking program for the day-long event which is scheduled for Saturday, April 1. The conference is the nation’s oldest diocesan-sponsored event. The […]

March for Life had a ‘different feel’ this year

February 2, 2017 | 7:14 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press It was important – and “cool” –  to be at the March for Life this year, according to a teacher and a student who participated in the annual event in the nation’s capital last Friday. “This year I felt it was really important to go,” especially after […]

The Christmas story without words

January 6, 2017 | 5:07 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Catholic Christians are displaying their faith in public – and getting some positive responses. They are reaching people’s eyes and ears outside church doors – through manger scenes and Christmas carols. “I’ve had people stop at the rectory and ask to take photos,” says Father Michael N. […]

Mark Shriver searches for real Pope Francis

December 9, 2016 | 4:59 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – A Holy Cross graduate from a family prominent in politics and social service returned to his alma mater, promoting Pope Francis and the college’s retreats. Mark K. Shriver, nephew of President John F. Kennedy and president of Save the Children Action Network, spoke at the […]

Missionaries from Diocese return from Haiti

November 17, 2016 | 5:28 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Members of the Worcester Diocese reported this week that they have collected more than $200,000 for hurricane relief in Haiti. Among donations was a surprise one from prisoners. The Worcester Diocese sent $75,000 to the Les Cayes Diocese, with which it has a twinning relationship, and has […]

Panel discusses state of marriage, papal exhortation

November 3, 2016 | 3:18 pm | Lead Story #2

By Margaret M. Russell |  The Catholic Free Press Marriage is in a bad way and in the years since the 1980 synod on the family there have been tremendous changes in society, panelists agreed during a discussion of “Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love,” held Oct. 27. “Amoris Laetitia” is Pope Francis’ reflection on […]

Legal professionals urged to apply values to their work

October 20, 2016 | 5:14 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Apply your values and principles to your job. Get rid of laws that don’t reflect those values and principles. Father Paul T. O’Connell, associate judicial vicar for the Diocese of Worcester, issued that challenge to judges, lawyers and others Sunday at St. Paul Cathedral. The senior priest […]