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Springfield diocese continues to court buyers for properties across Western Mass.
02-25-2024 2:14 PM


HOLYOKE — Protecting a disused Catholic church from the wrecking ball for at least a year, Holyoke officials ordered a demolition delay at its Maple Street site in the city this past November.The city hoped the delay at Our Lady of Guadalupe/Sacred...

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Diocese adds new credible findings against late, defrocked priest Richard Lavigne 
11-06-2023 4:40 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield this week acknowledged new credible findings against the late Richard Lavigne, a convicted sex offender and former Shelburne Falls priest believed to have killed a 13-year-old altar boy in...

Three Catholic parishes in Holyoke merging in August
06-30-2021 10:48 AM


HOLYOKE — The consolidation of Catholic churches in the region continued on Tuesday when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield announced that it was merging three parishes in Holyoke.Our Lady of Guadalupe parish and Immaculate Conception parish...

Memorial held 49 years on for slain altar boy Danny Croteau after late priest named as killer
06-28-2021 8:51 PM


SPRINGFIELD — As Bunny Croteau drove home one day in the early 1970s, she noticed a vehicle drive by in the other direction, the driver looking an awful lot like her 11-year-old son, Danny.So, when Bunny got home, she looked around for Danny, but he...

Former student recounts alleged abuse by Holyoke Catholic High School teacher
06-09-2021 7:33 AM


HOLYOKE — As a freshman at Holyoke Catholic High School in 1974, three-sport athlete Fran O’Connell was already a big name on campus. In a city zealous about its sports, O’Connell had already been promoted to the varsity football and basketball teams....

Smith College: Faculty member accused of sexual abuse should have been investigated
06-04-2021 4:26 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Smith College knew two decades ago that a faculty member had been accused of sexually abusing a minor, but chose not to act on those allegations, allowing him to teach at the college until recently.On Wednesday morning, the Roman...

Newman Center sold to UMass Building Authority for $12.5 million
08-22-2020 11:39 AM


AMHERST — The Newman Center, which for more than 55 years has served as the Catholic hub for students, faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts, is being sold for $12.5 million to the UMass Building Authority.The sale by the Roman Catholic...

Man sexually abused by ex-Northampton priest says diocese botched response
03-16-2018 3:28 PM


NORTHAMPTON — South Hadley native Richard Koske was always drawn to a life of holiness. A devout Catholic, he says his faith remains strong despite being abused by three priests and receiving a disappointing response from the Roman Catholic Diocese of...

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