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

London boys' schola tour brings music from Old Spain to the New World

Jul 16, 2019 / 17:01 pm

Franciscan mission priest St. Junipero Serra would perhaps recognize some of the music that will be sung in an upcoming tour of the London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir in Utah and California, which will include three of the Spanish missions.

Pro-life women deliver semi-truck full of supplies, $72,000 to the border

Jul 16, 2019 / 02:34 am

The heat index in McAllen, Texas was 125 degrees on Saturday, but that did not stop members of the pro-life movement from delivering a semi-truck full of supplies and thousands of dollars in aid to respite centers at the border of the United States and Mexico.

For pregnant women facing poverty, pro-life groups offer resources for success

Jul 14, 2019 / 02:26 am

Poor women are the most likely population to obtain an abortion.

Seminarian who died in bus crash practiced laying down his life daily, friend says

Jun 30, 2019 / 15:01 pm

After a bus crashed on its way back to New Mexico from a Catholic youth conference in Denver, reports have emerged that the seminarian on board, Jason Marshall, may have given his life to save the kids on board the bus.

People not politics: Pro-life groups unite to send aid to the border

Jun 28, 2019 / 02:02 am

Reports of children with matted hair, inadequate sleep and no access to showers or clean clothes. A published photo of a father and his toddler daughter who drowned trying to reach the United States. Media reports in the last week painted a bleak picture of the unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border, worsened by overcrowding and underfunding.

'Sister Strike' nominated for Best Viral Sports Moment

Jun 26, 2019 / 16:01 pm

Maybe it’s the signature bump of the baseball off her bicep before pitching the perfect curve ball. Maybe it’s that she does it all in a full black and white habit with a beaming smile on her face.

How the Church can better respond to the problem of domestic violence

Jun 23, 2019 / 15:12 pm

This Sunday, in Catholic parishes across the country, one in four women sitting in the pews will have experienced severe physical violence in their own homes from their spouses or partners - including burns, choking, beating, or the use of a weapon against them. One in nine men will have experienced the same.

Pro-life groups laud Pampers move to place changing tables in men's restrooms

Jun 16, 2019 / 13:01 pm

Pro-life groups are cheering an initiative from Pampers which is seeking to place 5,000 diaper changing tables in men’s restrooms throughout the United States and Canada.

Should Catholics attend 'pride' events?

Jun 14, 2019 / 14:50 pm

On June 1, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence tweeted that Catholics should not attend Pride events during the month of June, which is commemorated as “Pride Month” throughout the United States.

Feminists, Catholics both find reasons to oppose NY paid surrogacy bill

Jun 13, 2019 / 09:43 am

In a seemingly unlikely alliance, Catholics and secular feminists in New York are opposing a bill that would legalize commercial surrogacy in the state.

From a dumpster to the head of a procession: The story of 'Broken Mary'

Jun 7, 2019 / 02:08 am

On Friday, May 31, four lanes of traffic on a major thoroughfare in the city of Chicago shut down for an hour and a half, while 3,200 people marched past.

7 priests ordained in 7 years: What's the 'secret sauce' at this Ohio parish?

May 26, 2019 / 15:52 pm

Starting in 2013, and every year since for the past seven years, one young man from the parish of St. Mary’s in Hudson, Ohio, has been ordained a priest of Jesus Christ for the Catholic Church.

Saint statue vandalized at Ukrainian Catholic cathedral in Canada

May 24, 2019 / 16:13 pm

St. Vladimir died of old age in 1015, but his modern-day statue in Canada met a much more gruesome end.

The ‘young man with a big, good heart’: STEM hero Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

May 17, 2019 / 14:35 pm

On a warm Friday morning in May at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, about 40 Knights of Columbus dressed in full regalia flanked the entrance of the church as friends and family of Kendrick Castillo filed in to commend him to God at his funeral.

'We all need to be a little more like Kendrick': Friends and family remember STEM hero

May 15, 2019 / 16:12 pm

A funny, selfless, and kind kid who loved tinkering with his car, goofing around with his friends, and above all, serving others, whether at Knights of Columbus pancake breakfasts or in robotics class - this was the Kendrick Castillo that friends and family gathered to remember at a celebration of his life on May 15 at Cherry Hills Community Church.

Deacon Drake: From Pentecostal preacher to Catholic priest

May 14, 2019 / 03:00 am

Deacon Drake McCalister is many things that most men about to become Catholic priests are not.

Who are the new priests of 2019?

May 12, 2019 / 03:00 am

This year, 481 men in the United States will kneel in cathedral churches and be ordained as Catholic priests for Jesus Christ.

‘God weeps’: Catholic leaders help community cope with STEM school shooting

May 11, 2019 / 02:38 am

When Fr. Gregory Bierbaum heard about the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, just two miles up the road, he drove to Rock Bottom, a restaurant where students who had escaped the school were gathering.

'No greater love' — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

May 9, 2019 / 16:00 pm

Kendrick Castillo, who died in the May 7 STEM school shooting, is remembered as a heroic, and holy, young man.

‘Bodies were everywhere’: Sri Lanka priests recount the horror of Easter attacks

May 7, 2019 / 03:00 am

As Fr. Eranga De-Silva finished celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at his parish in Sri Lanka, he noticed policemen guarding the three entrances to the church.