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    Mar 2, 2015

    Assyrian Christians released, but many concerned for those still held


    (CNS photo/Ahmed Saad, Reuters)

    By Dale Gavlak, Catholic News Service
    AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity.

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    Mar 1, 2015

    Catholic Communications personnel ask St. Thomas parishioners to support Annual Catholic Appeal

    Staff report
    (Iobserve photo/Peggy Weber)

    WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Staff members from the Diocese of Springfield's Catholic Communications office were asking for help at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish here this weekend.

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    Mar 1, 2015

    Six four-year scholarships available to incoming Holyoke Catholic freshmen

     
    (Photo courtesy Holyoke Catholic High School)

    Holyoke Catholic High School announced recently that six full four-year scholarships will be available to freshman students entering the school in the fall of 2015.

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    Feb 28, 2015

    During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession

    By Carol Glatz
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.


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