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    Mar 31, 2015

    Life and death justice issues face court, draw faith leaders' voices



    (CNS file photo)

    By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In separate cases, the Supreme Court will consider persistently unsettled angles on criminal sentencing, including death sentences for people with mental disabilities and life sentences for juveniles.

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    Mar 30, 2015

    Sacramental oils draw faithful ‘closer to Christ’ at annual Chrism Mass

     

    Story and photos by Terence Hegarty
    SPRINGFIELD – As Holy Week 2015 began, approximately 800 Catholics from the Diocese of Springfield participated in the annual Chrism Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral here March 30.

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    Mar 30, 2015

    Senate confirms nomination of Boston priest as Army chief of chaplains


    (CNS photo/courtesy Journey Films)

    By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Father Paul K. Hurley, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston and a military chaplain for about 15 years, was confirmed March 27 as the U.S. Army chief of chaplains in a voice vote by the U.S. Senate.

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    Mar 29, 2015

    Bishop Rozanski begins Holy Week celebrations


    (Photos by Mary Jeanne Tash)

    Staff report
    SPRINGFIELD -- To the sounds of “Hosanna,” Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski began his first Holy Week as bishop of Springfield during a 10 a.m. liturgy today, March 29, at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield.


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