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    Apr 20, 2014

    Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others

    (CNS photos by Paul Haring)

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged Christians to remember how they first encountered Christ

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    Apr 19, 2014

    The light of Christ has come into the darkness of our world

    (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

    By Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell, Bishop of Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD – The following is the text of the homily to be given by Springfield Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell at this evening’s Easter Vigil

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    Apr 19, 2014

    Traditional blessing of Easter food held at Our Lady of the Cross Parish

    Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu
    HOLYOKE – Continuing a Polish tradition, parishioners of Our Lady of the Cross Parish here participated in an Easter Blessing of the Food April 19.

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    Apr 18, 2014

    Hundreds pray for an end to abortion on Good Friday

    Story and photo by Carolee McGrath
    SPRINGFIELD --  More than 200 people gathered in front of Planned Parenthood in Springfield on Good Friday morning to pray for

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