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    Oct 20, 2014

    Couples renew vows, receive bishop’s blessing at Anniversary Mass

    Story and photos by David Martin
    SPRINGFIELD – Couples marking milestone wedding anniversaries said their faith in God and trust in each other are the cornerstones of

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    Oct 20, 2014

    Local Life Chain sends pro-life message to motorists

    Story and photos by Jeremiah Begley
    LONGMEADOW – The 2014 edition of the Life Chain, a peaceful pro-life demonstration, brought together about 35 men, women, children, and  

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    Oct 19, 2014

    Latino men enjoy fourth annual conference

    Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu
    CHICOPEE-A spiritual Latin beat filled the foyer of the Our Lady of the Elms College Library Oct. 18

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    Oct 19, 2014

    Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

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

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the "great helmsman"  of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church."


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