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    Nov 23, 2014

    Springfield Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, beloved bishop emeritus, dies at 95

     (Iobserve file photo)

    Staff report

    SPRINGFIELD- Bishop Joseph Francis Maguire, retired 5th Bishop of Springfield, passed away peacefully this evening, Nov 23, at 6 p.m. in his residence in Springfield surrounded by family and care givers.

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    Nov 23, 2014

    Re-gifting: Vatican raffles pope gifts to raise money for poor


    (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like many Catholic parishes, the Vatican has turned to a raffle to raise money; the difference is, though,

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    Nov 22, 2014

    Singing Priests honor their new bishop with concert

     

    Story and photos by Carolee McGrath
    CHICOPEE – Eight hundred people packed inside the Bellamy Middle School auditorium, here, the evening of Nov. 21 for the annual Singing Priests Benefit concert.

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    Nov 21, 2014

    CCHD collection slated for Nov. 22-23 in the Springfield Diocese


    (Iobserve file photo/Father Bill Pomerleau)

    By Julie Beaulieu
    SPRINGFIELD – Throughout the Springfield Diocese this weekend, Nov. 22-23, there will be a second collection for


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