Mary Farrow

Mary Farrow

Mary Farrow worked as a staff writer for Catholic News Agency until 2020. She has a degree in journalism and English education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Articles by Mary Farrow

Can death be beautiful? A response to Brittany Maynard

Oct 10, 2014 / 17:00 pm

Brittany Maynard plans on ending her life on November 1.

We want Church truth on marriage, young Catholics say

Oct 5, 2014 / 15:07 pm

It always bothered Grace Raun when she heard her college classmates saying “nobody waits anymore” for marriage, because she knew it wasn’t true.    

Priest hopes papal visit will nurture fledgling Albanian Church

Sep 19, 2014 / 10:48 am

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long history of religious persecution and political domination, said a priest in the country.  

Crisis pregnancy center film praised at UN Women's Guild screening

Sep 18, 2014 / 23:39 pm

A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 11.  

Christ Our Life conferences a 'shot of holy adrenaline'

Sep 17, 2014 / 03:35 am

The Holy Spirit's inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times - like while running on a treadmill.  

Boston Globe's new site hopes to show that 'Catholic Church matters'

Sep 5, 2014 / 15:17 pm

A new website launched by the Boston Globe seeks to have a wide appeal in covering “all things Catholic,” focusing on reporting about the Church rather than evangelizing or aiming solely at a Catholic readership.  

Hundreds flock to conference looking to revive parish life

Sep 1, 2014 / 11:24 am

Some 500 Catholic leaders and their pastors from across the United States met recently at the first-ever Amazing Parish conference in Denver to brainstorm and swap ideas about improving parish life.  

Archbishop: Be vigilant against US religious freedom threats

Aug 27, 2014 / 10:48 am

Amidst increasing violent religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa, it is vital for Christians in the U.S. to remain on guard of their own freedoms, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.  

Catholic Charities helps with relief after Calif. quake

Aug 26, 2014 / 03:07 am

The Church in northern California is helping respond to a major earthquake, which shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning, the largest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years.  

Knights partner with Catholic actor Gary Sinise to help veterans

Aug 22, 2014 / 01:02 am

Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in the popular 1993 film, “Forrest Gump.”

Church can learn social media tips from Jesus, archbishop says

Aug 18, 2014 / 16:06 pm

If Christianity could be contained in one tweet, it might read: God creates man, man sins against God, God sends his only Son into the world to bring man back to Him.

Hundreds attend interreligious prayer for peace in Denver

Aug 13, 2014 / 16:02 pm

An estimated 900 people of the three Abrahamic religions packed the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver Monday night for an interreligious prayer service for those suffering in the Middle East.

Knights of Columbus set record for global charitable giving

Aug 7, 2014 / 11:03 am

The Knights of Columbus continued to set records for charitable giving and volunteer hours, making this the 14th consecutive year they've increased their contributions.

Trust God's love in difficult times, bishop counsels

Aug 6, 2014 / 11:12 am

A relationship with God is the most important thing to remember in difficult times, said Bishop John Noonan of Orlando at the opening Mass for the 132nd Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention.

Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

Aug 1, 2014 / 03:03 am

If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance it came from Cassie Pease.

Film: People with same-sex attraction find peace in Church

Jul 25, 2014 / 03:07 am

The three subjects of a new documentary, "Desire of the Everlasting Hills", have shared their stories of having same-sex attraction, and how they eventually found peace in the Catholic Church.

Soaring student debt sparks response from Catholic colleges

Jul 24, 2014 / 03:23 am

With a national student loan debt of slightly more than $1 trillion, American colleges may have to start re-thinking the way they do business.

CatholicFest mixes camping, encounter with truth, beauty

Jul 14, 2014 / 15:56 pm

For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their calendars for July 4th, and not just because it’s Independence Day.

Portland archdiocese consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Jul 2, 2014 / 01:02 am

Faithful from in and around Portland, Ore. filled St. Mary’s Cathedral to overflowing on June 28 for Archbishop Alexander Sample's Mass consecrating the archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima.

Saint Faustina play brings message of Divine Mercy to life

Jun 24, 2014 / 03:07 am

A once-obscure nun from 1930s Poland would probably be surprised to find that she is the subject of a play travelling all across the United States in 2014.