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    Sep 16, 2014

    Philadelphia meeting, synods will be part of global debate on families


    (CNS photos/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

    By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda

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    Sep 15, 2014

    Catholic bishops release statement on expanded gambling and Question 3 

    Staff report

    BOSTON – The Massachusetts Catholic Conference, on behalf of the four Roman Catholic bishops of the Commonwealth, has released the following statement urging Catholics to oppose expanded gambling

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    Sep 15, 2014

    Thousands visit St. Anthony relic during nine-day stay

    Story and photos by Peggy Weber
    SPRINGFIELD – The visit of the first-class relic of St. Anthony of Padua concluded Sept. 14 after drawing thousands to St. Anthony Maronite

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    Sep 15, 2014

    Local youths are inspired by St. Anthony relic

    Story and photos by Carolee McGrath
    SPRINGFIELD – On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, when most young people are out playing football or soccer, or simply hanging around,


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