June 2022

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The conclusion of the Year of the Family

There is a good reason the family is often called the “domestic church.” More than the actual churches, more than the schools, youth groups, movements, etc., the family is the most influential factor in determining the future faith lives of...

How Can We Respond to Tragedy?

After the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, we are left asking again: How do we, particularly as Catholics, respond to tragedy? And how do we help children deal with the feelings they may have—fear, anger, or sadness? In “Peace...

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

I am particularly excited this Mother’s Day as my daughter gave birth last week (Aliyah Charlotte), and this is her first Mother’s Day. As I reflect on her new role as Mom, I marvel at the love and dedication she...

PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD

God of all humanity, We pray for peace. We pray that all families know safety and comfort, that children can live and play without fear, and that countries reach out to each other with understanding and mutual care. We pray that leaders make global...

GOOD FRIDAY

Jesus asks:  Will my death mean anything in two millennia? Will it give home to those who must flee their country because bombs are falling on their homes?” Will it give courage to youth who see adults not able to sustain commitments...

Bayard Announces New Responsibility Structure

Worcester, April 14, 2022 - Jean-Marie Montel, CEO and Directeur General of the Bayard Group, announced today a new organizational structure with several people appointed to leadership roles with new responsibilities. This organizational structure is designed to address key strategic...

The Example of St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates all things Irish. It is the day, when those of us who are Irish by culture and heritage are chuffed full of a pride that overflows into vibrant celebration. It is also a day when those...

SAINT SCHOLASTICA—HOLY TWIN

We know very little about St. Scholastica, whose memorial we celebrate today, on February 10. And what we do know is a mix of history and legend. In that regard, she is in good company. I can imagine many of the...