Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A more accepting Catholic Church

By Claire Anderson

April 22, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Catholic Church has had one of its busiest years in centuries. After a few short weeks in office, Pope Francis, the new, non-elitist and first non-European pope in years, gave an Easter mass and washed the feet of 12 yo...

New Pope, same path for the Catholic Church

By Robert Daly

February 28, 2013

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

The sudden announcement that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning has led many Americans to speculate that the next pontiff may bring sweeping reform to the nearly 2,000 year-old institution. While the news was unexpected, the transit...

New Pope, new path for the Catholic Church

By Jillian Correira

February 19, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Monday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign at the end of the month, becoming the first pope to do so in nearly six centuries. Citing old age and declining health, Benedict delivered his resignation speech...

The holy resignation

By Emily Merlino

February 14, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pope Benedict XVI’s seemingly sudden decision to resign has caused a media frenzy, with many a Catholic asking why, when, what, and who will replace him? For many of these questions, the answers are concrete and clear: age and illness,...

The Living vs. The Dead

By Chelsea OHara

October 31, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

One of America’s favorite holidays, Halloween, is sometimes confused with the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, or otherwise known as Dia de los Muertos. The holidays have similar qualities and rituals, but they originate from...

Who is Saint Valentine (and other things you should know)

By Lindsey Davis

February 14, 2012

Filed under Blogs

Boxes of assorted chocolates, teddy bears hugging  fluffy pink hearts, Barry White’s sensual R & B jams, glitter dunked Cupids, and dozens of fresh cut red roses from a street vendor. Were these the things that the Catholic...

Faith of our fathers

By Daniel Stratford

October 17, 2011

Filed under Columns

This Sunday, I sat in Saint Brigid’s Church in Amherst Center for Mass, contemplating the nature of God and Man. It was a humbling sight, indeed – the morning sunlight dancing through the stained-glass windows made for...

The Church’s Message

By Chelsea Whitton

April 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

Recently I officially signed up for Twitter, not that I hadn’t been on it before as I had about five different accounts under pseudo names for no apparent reason. So I got rid of those and signed up with my real name and sta...