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    May 29, 2015

    Local Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph celebrate golden jubilees

    (Iobserve photo/courtesy of Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph)

    Staff report
    SPRINGFIELD – Two local women were among five members of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamburg, N.Y., who celebrated their golden anniversaries on May 24.

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    May 28, 2015

    New pastoral looks at Catholics' identity, today's challenges to faith

    By Mark Zimmermann
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS file photo/Paul Haring)

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl (right) has issued a new pastoral letter "about who we are as Catholics."

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    May 28, 2015

    Polish leaders hope Pope Francis visits Auschwitz when he comes in 2016

    (CNS photo/Stanislaus Rozpedzik, EPA)

    By Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service
    OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Although no date has been set, church leaders in Poland hope Pope Francis will visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during a July 2016 visit to Poland for World Youth Day.

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    May 28, 2015

    UPDATED: Nebraska bishops welcome override of veto of bill ending death penalty

    (CNS file photo/Lisa Maxson, Catholic Voice) 

    By Catholic News Service
    LINCOLN, Neb. (CNS) -- Nebraska state senators overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a bill repealing capital punishment that had been supported by the state's Catholic bishops.

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