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    Dec 26, 2014
    Demographic changes affecting church now an emerging reality for nation 

    (CNS photo/ John Riley, EPA)

    By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholics in the United States have been told frequently over the past decade or more about the demographic changes coming to the makeup of their church -- especially with the growing number of Hispanics now living in the U.S.

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    Dec 26, 2014

    SPHS joins with Saint Francis Care to create regional health care entity

    (Iobserve file photo/ courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

    Staff report
    SPRINGFIELD – 2015 will bring organizational changes to local Catholic health care as the Sisters of Providence have transfered their interestsin ministries they founded, and Mercy Medical will join with St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn.

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    Dec 25, 2014
    Pope Francis marks Christmas with message of peace

    (CNS photos by Paul Haring)

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The crying of the Baby Jesus is not the only cry people should hear on Christmas; many children around the world are crying because of war, maltreatment and abuse, Pope Francis said. 

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    Dec 24, 2014
    Bishop Rozanski marks first Christmas as Bishop of Springfield


    Staff report

    (Photo by Josh Perkins)


    SPRINGFIELD-  To the festive and uplifting sounds of the Cathedral Choir of Adults and Boys, Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski marked his first Christmas as bishop of Springfield tonight, Dec. 24.

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