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    Apr 15, 2014

    Annual Chrism Mass hosts nearly full cathedral for ancient ritual

    Story and photos by Terence Hegarty
    SPRINGFIELD – Celebrating the beginning of the holiest days in the life of the church, Holy Week, Catholics from the Diocese of Springfield participated

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    Apr 14, 2014

    Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

    (CNS photo/Dave Kaup, Reuters)

    By Catholic News Service
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (CNS) -- Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the

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    Apr 14, 2014

    Local religious education students join in special Palm Sunday liturgy

    Story and photo by Sharon Roulier

    AGAWAM – Religious education students from St. John the Evangelist Parish, here, were called to follow in the footsteps of Christ during a special Palm Sunday evening liturgy April 13 in the church.

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    Apr 14, 2014

    Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

    (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by

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