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    Jul 25, 2014

    Parishes get creative with ‘Weird Animals’ Bible school theme

    Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu
    HOLYOKE – Blessed Sacrament Parish, here, hosted its first Vacation Bible School this year, inviting children from Our Lady of the Cross Parish and

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    Jul 25, 2014

    Hold the sauce: Pope heads to Vatican cafeteria for Friday fish menu

    (CNS photos/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) 

    By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Taking the chef completely by surprise, Pope Francis unexpectedly showed up to eat with the Vatican's blue collar workers

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    Jul 24, 2014

    Community coalition holds sidewalk rally to highlight housing issues

    Story and photos by Father Bill Pomerleau
    SPRINGFIELD -- The political environment for current and former refugees in Springfield shifted significantly July 24 when the city council president

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    Jul 24, 2014

    Local teens participate in national Catholic service program

    (Photo by Julie Beaulieu)

    By Julie Beaulieu
    LUDLOW – Teens from the Springfield Diocese and throughout the Northeast combined Catholic social teaching with community service

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