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    Aug 22, 2014

    Archbishop Coakley drops lawsuit after stolen consecrated host returned

    By Catholic News Service
    (CNS file photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) -- A stolen consecrated host that was at the center of a lawsuit filed by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and intended for use at a planned Satanic "black mass" in Oklahoma City has been returned.

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    Aug 22, 2014

    UPDATED: Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist


    (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    By Catholic News Service
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of James Foley, a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria.

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    Aug 21, 2014

    Cardinal Szoka, former Detroit archbishop and Vatican official, dies


    (CNS photo/Giancarlo Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

    By Catholic News Service
    DETROIT (CNS) -- Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka, who rose from poor beginnings to reach the highest levels of service to the church, died Aug. 20

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    Aug 21, 2014

    Parish teens prepare and serve a meal for needy at Kate’s Kitchen


    (Photos courtesy of St. Patrick Parish, South Hadley)

    By Sharon Roulier
    SPRINGFIELD – A group of teens from St. Patrick Parish in South Hadley recently shopped for, prepared and served a meal at


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