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Father Jerry Hogan, national circus chaplain, smiles after blessing people with holy water at Easter Mass for circus workers April 16 at the DCU Center arena in Worcester, Mass. (CNS photo/Tanya Connor, The Catholic Free Press) See CIRCUS-CHAPLAIN April 26, 2017.

Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

April 26, 2017

By Tanya Connor, Catholic News Service

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Nine Holy Relics of the Passion displayed at Divine Mercy Shrine

April 26, 2017

Story and photo by Toby Rogers, Special to iObserve

Jim Harbaugh, head football coach for the University of Michigan, and his wife, Sarah, chat with Pope Francis after presenting him with a team football helmet during the pope's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 26. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-MICHIGAN-FOOTBALL April 26, 2017.

Michigan head coach says meeting pope was ’emotional’

April 26, 2017

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service


This is a screen grab with an image of Pope Francis from The pope was a surprise presenter in a video talk played April 25 for 1,800 people attending TED 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and posted online with subtitles in 20 languages. (CNS photo/

In TED talk, pope urges people to make real connections

By Keanine Griggs, Catholic News Service

A boy holds a candle during an April 9 candlelight vigil for the victims of a bomb explosion at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Tanta, Egypt. Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt April 28-29 as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman. (CNS photo/EPA) See EGYPT-SECURITY April 24, 2017.

Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

A statue of Mary is carried through the crowd in 2013 at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal. (CNS photo/Paulo Cunha, EPA) See FATIMA-APPARITIONS April 18, 2017.

Fatima at 100: Story of apparitions continues to attract attention

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pilgrims attend the Divine Mercy Sunday Liturgy April 23 at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. Commemorating Divine Mercy Sunday during the "Regina Coeli" that day, Pope Francis said St. John Paul II's establishment of the feast in 2000 was a "beautiful intuition" inspired by the Holy Spirit. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran) See POPE-DIVINE-MERCY April 24, 2017.

Mercy opens the door to understanding the mystery of God, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

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Third annual Pink Mass in Berkshire County

Story and photos by David Martin

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Women pray and strengthen their faith at annual Catholic conference

Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu


Berkshire couple to be featured in documentary, ‘In the Name of Miracles’

By Michelle Laque Johnson, Special to iObserve

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24 hours of mercy at UMass brings students closer to Christ

Story and photos by Stephen Kiltonic

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