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    Apr 22, 2014

    Homeless San Francisco man among thousands joining church through RCIA

    (CNS photo/Tom Lucero, The Compass)

    By Christina Gray, Catholic News Service
    SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A homeless San Francisco man was among the thousands of Americans who joined the Catholic Church over the

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    Apr 22, 2014

    Holy Fathers: Is being pope a shortcut to sainthood?

    (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "They call me Holy Father and that is what I must be," the future St. John XXIII wrote in his diary.

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    Apr 22, 2014

    Elms grad named Massachusetts ‘Principal of the Year’

    Staff report

    SPRINGFIELD – Marie Pratt (left in photo at left), a 1980 graduate of Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, was honored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with the Thomas C. Passios Outstanding Principal/National Distinguished Principal Awards at a special banquet on April 7.

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    Apr 22, 2014

    Parish installs Marian shrine to bring comfort to those with addictions

    By Lou Baldwin
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photos/Sarah Webb,

    DARBY, Pa. (CNS) -- Just about every Catholic Church has at least one and often several images of Mary, and that is certainly the case at Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby.

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