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    Sep 18, 2014

    Pope's advisers start first draft toward document overhauling Vatican

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

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals has begun creating the first draft of a new apostolic constitution that would implement a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy.

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    Sep 17, 2014

    Cathedral High School mourns death of Shirley Pratt, longtime teacher

    (iobserve photos by Fred LeBlanc)

     By Peggy Weber

    SPRINGFIELD--Shirley Bass Pratt, who taught at Cathedral High School for 45 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 16. She was 82.

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    Sep 16, 2014

    At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

    By Francis X. Rocca
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photos/Paul Haring)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Presiding over the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated marriage as the union of a man and woman playing complementary roles during their common journey through life.

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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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