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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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    Jul 24, 2014

    Obama administration says it plans opt-out alternative on mandate


    (CNS file photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

    By Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop


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