September 2019

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New and improved destination for faith resources is live!

WORCESTER, MA — Bayard is pleased to announce the release of our brand-new online store, BayardFaithResources.com, designed with a fresh new look and filled with a wide selection of spiritual resources for personal enrichment as well as for church and...

Our sacred priviledge

I have neighbors who came here five years ago from a repressive dictatorship. They have overcome many hurdles—learning English, finding their way in our society, and finding employment. I am impressed by their appreciation for our democracy. After they became...

What does God look like?

The conviction that the God of Jesus is a loving and merciful God is very powerful in today’s gospel, featuring three parables to illustrate that conviction. Through the images of a man leaving the 99 sheep to find the lost...

Annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Publishers winds down on a note of optimism

[caption id="attachment_19923" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image by Florian Pircher from Pixabay[/caption] WORCESTER, MA - The Association of Catholic Publishers hosted the annual meeting of its members in Chicago in early September. 100 participants from publishing houses, associates and individual members gathered to network, improve skills, learn about trends in...

Time to set priorities

I recently chatted with a young woman who had just completed a grueling music examination. She spoke of the long hours she spent alone in a soundproof room, doing scales and practicing her repertoire over and over, thinking often about...

Ways to Provide Relief to Those Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

Worcester, MA – A devastating Category 5 hurricane battered the Bahamas with catastrophic 185-mph winds over Labor Day weekend, making history as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record. As the Bahamas contend with the aftermath of the most...