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    Apr 1, 2015

    Lesson of Special Olympics is 'all life is beautiful,' says Shriver

    (CNS photos/Michael Hoyt, Catholic Standard)

    By Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Tim Shriver says his new book, Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most, is "really a long thank-you letter to a lot of people who helped shape me,"

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    Apr 1, 2015

    Ten years after his death, St. John Paul's example lives on, pope says

    (CNS photo/Amel Pain, EPA)

    By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The example St. John Paul II gave the world is still alive and many people continue to be inspired by his faith, passion and joy, Pope Francis said.

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    Apr 1, 2015

    Pro-life vigil to be held on Good Friday

    (Iobserve file photo/Carolee McGrath)

    Staff report
    SPRINGFIELD – A pro-life vigil will be held Friday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to noon outside Planned Parenthood, 3550 Main St., here.

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    Mar 31, 2015

    Life and death justice issues face court, draw faith leaders' voices

    (CNS file photo)

    By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In separate cases, the Supreme Court will consider persistently unsettled angles on criminal sentencing, including death sentences for people with mental disabilities and life sentences for juveniles.

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