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    Jul 22, 2014

    Squiturles, piggaroos, other ‘weird animals’ appear at vacation Bible camp

    Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu
    EAST LONGMEADOW – Squiturles, piggaroos, peacrocks, plattipines, guerrillians, tigaraffes, pandiflies, elephunnies and a bearded dragon

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    Jul 21, 2014

    Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul


    (CNS photo/Ahmed Malik, Reuters)

    By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace.

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    Jul 20, 2014

    Parishioners say thank you to Bishop McDonnell with pancakes

    Story and photos by Terence Hegarty

    SPRINGFIELD – They said thank you with pancakes. Parishioners of St. Michael’s Cathedral Parish here celebrated Mass with Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell and held a pancake breakfast afterward

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    Jul 20, 2014

    Ninth Annual Encuentro Latino to be held Aug. 9 in Stockbridge


    (Photo courtesy of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy)

    Staff report
    STOCKBRIDGE – The Ninth Annual Encuentro Latino will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Shrine


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