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    Apr 17, 2015

    UPDATED: Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

    (CNS photo/Karen Callaway)

    By Catholic News Service
    CHICAGO (CNS) -- Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

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    Apr 17, 2015

    Playing organ for New York teams is sports heaven for church musician

    Story and photos by Gregory A. Shemitz, Catholic News Service
    CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Paul Cartier, an organist at Our Lady of Hope Church in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, finds himself in sports heaven at this time of the year.

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    Apr 17, 2015

    Elms College, GCC establish bachelor’s in business program

    Staff report
    CHICOPEE – The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Greenfield Community College (GCC) have signed an agreement to expand baccalaureate opportunities for GCC students with a new full-time business degree program with established moderate tuition rates for each year of study.

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    Apr 17, 2015

    Mother and son: Pope Francis shares personal, intimate devotion to Mary

    By Cindy Wooden
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photos/Paul Haring)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- From Easter to Pentecost -- and especially during the Marian month of May -- Catholics recite the "Regina Coeli" prayer "with the emotion of children who are happy because their mother is happy" that Jesus has risen from the dead, Pope Francis said.

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