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St. Peter’s  marks centennial

St. Peter’s marks centennial

By Tanya Connor PETERSHAM – Members of St. Peter’s Parish illustrated their spirit with stories and memories as they celebrated the 100th anniversary of their church’s dedication. Bishop McManus celebrated the Mass Sunday. Concelebrants were the new pastor, Father Edwin Montaña, priests who formerly served the parish and one from a religious order in town. […]

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Nazareth continues Assumption tradition

Nazareth continues Assumption tradition

By Tanya Connor LEICESTER – Devotion, tradition, memories. These still mark the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys. After the annual outdoor Mass at the grotto, Marie Cecchini stopped in front of the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette. “I’ve been coming out […]

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Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) — Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop “unjust aggressors” such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military airstrikes against the militants and said such humanitarian interventions […]

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