Internationally renowned organist Leonardo Ciampa will perform a concert of Italian organ music on Sunday, January 26 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leonard’s Church, showcasing the church’s new pipe organ. Installed last spring by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of New Jersey, the organ contains over 1,000 pipes. Ciampa has played organ recitals in...

Twelfth century Italy faced many of the same tendencies and upheavals as modern day America. An affluent society with burgeoning travel and trade at home, the Crusades causing constant conflict abroad, a wealthy church that many felt had lost touch with the people, and everywhere a “pleasure-seeking culture,” according to Glenn Myers, professor of...

Monsignor Joseph N. Trivisonno nacque a Cleveland, il 4 maggio del 1894, da Luigi (1869-1941) e Giuseppina (1869-1953). I genitori erano entrambi nati a Ripalimosani in provincia di Campobasso. Luigi e Giuseppina, i genitori, decisero di Monsignor Joseph Trivisonno, il molisano che fece costruire la 1° scuola cattolica italiana in Ohio emigrare dop...

The Two Popes” stars Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Benedict XVI and the soon-to-be Pope Francis, respectively. Directed by Fernando Meirelles, the Netflix movie imagines a number of enlightening conversations that may have taken place between them in 2012, months before their unprecedented transfer of power within the Catholic Church....

Around the Christmas season, it is common to see a display of the Nativity scene: a small manger with the baby Jesus and his family, shepherds, the three wise men believed to have visited Jesus after his birth and several barnyard animals. One might ask, what are the origins of this tradition? Biblical description The earliest biblical descriptions...

Mayor Domenic Sarno has announced that he plans to withhold his signature for the Mount Carmel Society Club’s entertainment license after the new year. The announcement comes on the heels of revelations contained in a 190-page racketeering indictment out of U.S. District Court in Boston linked to the arrests of more than 60 alleged leaders and asso...

Upon coming to America in 1889 from Italy, Saint Frances Xavier “Mother” Cabrini and her seven Sisters helped newly arrived Italian immigrants in Lower Manhattan who were struggling with poverty. Her order organized catechism and educational classes, opened an orphanage and founded Columbus Hospital (now part of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cent...

December, the month of Christmas. But also of Saint Nicholas and Saint Lucia, of New Year’s Eve and of the Winter Solstice. It is a month pregnant with traditions and spirituality: in it, Christians all over the world celebrate the coming of Christ on this earth, but it is today common knowledge that, even before then, the last month of the year wa...

Worcester Community Cable Access Executive Director Mauro DePasquale remembers driving down Main Street with the Rev. Michael P. Bafaro more than 20 years ago and noticing the vacant Home Federal Savings Bank. DePasquale told Bafaro, who was president of WCCA’s board of directors at the time, that the former bank building would make a much better h...

Auxiliary Bishop-elect Gerardo J. Colacicco is by nature a humble and shy person who fulfilled his dream of being a parish priest and now waits for what the next chapter entails as an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese. Bishop-elect Colacicco will be ordained an auxiliary bishop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dec. 10. “I still wake up and wonder if th...