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Virtual prayer groups

June 23, 2017 by Submitted Article

By Carrie Handy, respect life coordinator for the Diocese of Burlington   How many times have you told someone, “I will pray for you,” after learning of a troubling diagnosis, a bereavement or a worry on that...

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Reaction to draft Senate health care bill

June 23, 2017 by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

After the U.S. Senate introduced a “discussion draft” of its health care bill, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, highlighted certain positive...

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Praying in secret

June 22, 2017 by Submitted Article

By Carrie Handy Respect life coordinator for the Diocese of Burlington   In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, Jesus exhorts His listeners: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them,” and...

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Cable ministry of Deacon Blicharz

Even though he was granted “senior deacon” status about three years ago because of debilitating...


Teen church music director

Ask anyone at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Lowell about Olivia H. LeBlanc’s musical...


Movie review: 'Cars 3'

Fasten your seatbelts and start your engines for a wild (and often ear-splitting) ride in...

Bishop's Fund Annual Appeal