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    Apr 24, 2015

    Pope's prayer suggestion: Remember when you first met Jesus


    (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In every relationship, including one's relationship with Jesus, it is important to remember that "first encounter," that initial, life-changing moment of love, Pope Francis said.

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    Apr 24, 2015

    Goal of dialogue to 'deepen understanding' of one another, says speaker

    Story and photo by Rico De Silva, Catholic News Service
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- A speaker told participants at the 2015 National Workshop on Christian Unity in Charlotte that a lack of unity "seriously undermines Christian witness in the world from a Muslim perspective, and it's ever present in our dialogue with Islam."

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    Apr 24, 2015

    Providence Ministries’ culinary program holds graduation ceremony


    (Photo courtesy of Providence Ministries)

    Staff report
    HOLYOKE -- The foodWorks @ Kate’s Kitchen culinary education program held a graduation ceremony and dinner celebration on Wednesday, April 15.

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    Apr 23, 2015

    Special Mass for abuse victims seen as one step on journey of healing

    By Ed Wilkinson
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS file photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) -- When Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn celebrated a Mass of Hope and Healing for survivors of sexual abuse by the clergy, the mood was pensive.


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