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    Dec 17, 2014

    Local businesses to donate calendar proceeds to Providence Ministries  

    Staff report

    HOLYOKE – Each year in Holyoke, Highland Hardware and Bike Shop and Mansir Printing collaborate on creating and printing a calendar illustrated with a selection of historic images from the collection of Harry Craven, owner of Highland Hardware. Profits are donated to a local charity.

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    Dec 17, 2014

    Pope names second abuse survivor, global experts to protection panel

    (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis expanded his papal commission on child protection to include a second survivor of abuse

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    Dec 17, 2014

    Visitation nuns to present Lessons and Carols on Dec. 21

    Staff report
    TYRINGHAM – The Visitation Sisters will present Lessons and Carols, a program of Advent and Christmas music at their monastery,

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    Dec 16, 2014

    U.S. women religious find Vatican report affirms their ministry

    (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 

    By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- U.S. women religious welcomed the conciliatory tone of a Vatican report on religious life and appreciated

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