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First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Patriotic Rosary held at Feeding Hills parish

REGIONALStory and photos by Carolee McGrathFEEDING HILLS – Gathering for what is known as a Patriotic Rosary at Sacred Heart Parish here, approximately 75 people prayed for the country, members of the military, political leaders and for a conversion of ... [Published I Observe - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Vatican announces new bishop for Fall River

REGIONALBy USCCB Office of Media Relations(Photo courtesy of Archdiocese of Newark)WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Edgar da Cunha of Newark, N.J., 60, as Bishop of Fall River, Mass., and accepted the resignation of Bishop George Coleman, ... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Northampton church vandalized, weekend services to continue

REGIONAL(Catholic Communications photos from video by William Pacocha)Staff reportSPRINGFIELD – The sacristy of the main church of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Northampton was severely damaged when it was broken into sometime late Monday, June 30 ... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 2 reports

Protect Religious Freedom Restoration Act, faith leaders tell Congress

NATIONALBy Catholic News Service(CNS photo by Nancy Phelan Wiechec)WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A coalition of leaders representing different U.S. religious faiths said in a June 30 letter to congressional leaders they "are united in staunch support" to protect ... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Pope offers condolences to families of three Israeli teens found dead

WORLD(CNS photo/Abir Sultan, EPA)By Cindy WoodenCatholic News ServiceVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis expressed his participation in the "unspeakable suffering" of the families of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found June 30 in Hebron, ... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Hundreds gather to honor Mary at annual National Filipino Pilgrimage

NATIONAL(CNS photos by Tyler Orsburn)By Sarah HindsCatholic News ServiceWASHINGTON (CNS) -- Hundreds of pilgrims filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington June 28 for the 17th annual National Filipino Pilgr ... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Local Catholics cheer Hobby Lobby decision

REGIONAL(CNS photo/ Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)By Carolee McGrathSRPINGFIELD – Local prolife advocates are celebrating another U.S. Supreme Court ruling today, affirming the rights of “closely held” for profit companies to follow their religious beliefs ... [Published I Observe - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. bishops backed Civil Rights Act, urged people to make it work

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic leaders supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and also urged Catholics to get behind the law  to make it work, according to the yellowed pages of typewritten articles in the Catholic News Service's archive folders.The articles, ... [Published I Observe - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 05 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

Local pro-lifers celebrate U.S. Supreme Court buffer-zone decision

REGIONAL(Iobserve file photos/Carolee McGrath)By Carolee McGrathSPRINGFIELD – Dr. Cyril Shea doesn’t look like the kind of guy who would pick a fight.In fact, the retired orthopedic surgeon spent his career trying to help people heal. But as a pro-lifer ... [Published I Observe - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Supreme Court strikes down 'buffer zones' at abortion clinics

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a June 26 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics -- meant to keep demonstrators away -- violates First Amendment rights.The decision, a victory for pro-life groups, reversed ... [Published I Observe - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Annual Katie DaSilva Memorial Blood Drive to be held July 1 at St. Cecilia’s

REGIONALBy Rebecca DrakeWILBRAHAM – Katie DaSilva was just 8 years old in 2002 when she lost her battle with a rare form of cancer.But the little girl with the Shirley Temple curls continues to bring hope to others through the Annual Katie DaSilva Memorial ... [Published I Observe - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Sister Bette Gould, longtime Catholic schools superintendent , dies at 75

HOLYOKE – Sister of St. Joseph Bette Gould (formerly Sister Helen Charles), 75, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, in her 57th year of religious life, died in Holyoke on June 26.A native of North Adams, Mass., she was the daughter of ... [Published I Observe - Jul 03 2014]

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...We are opposed to this; this is not the right way to make peace," he told Catholic News Service. "(But) the reaction of the Israeli army is disproportionate to what happened."
In their letter the coalition of religious leaders requested that government officials work to protect "the rights and liberties of individuals of all religious faiths, including the most vulnerable."
"This pilgrimage is a pilgrimage in honor of Mama Mary" said Abello in an interview with Catholic News Service...

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Patriotic Rosary held at Feeding Hills parish [Published I Observe - Jul 10 2014]
Vatican announces new bishop for Fall River [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
Northampton church vandalized, weekend services... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
Pope offers condolences to families of three Is... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
Protect Religious Freedom Restoration Act, fait... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
Hundreds gather to honor Mary at annual Nationa... [Published I Observe - Jul 09 2014]
Local Catholics cheer Hobby Lobby decision [Published I Observe - Jul 08 2014]
Court: Closely held companies can't be required... [Published I Observe - Jul 08 2014]
U.S. bishops backed Civil Rights Act, urged peo... [Published I Observe - Jul 07 2014]
Local pro-lifers celebrate U.S. Supreme Court b... [Published I Observe - Jul 05 2014]
Annual Katie DaSilva Memorial Blood Drive to be... [Published I Observe - Jul 03 2014]
Supreme Court strikes down 'buffer zones' at ab... [Published I Observe - Jul 03 2014]
Sister Bette Gould, longtime Catholic schools s... [Published I Observe - Jul 03 2014]
Cathedral High School announces co-chairs of tu... [Published I Observe - Jul 02 2014]
EWTN appeals judge's ruling denying network pro... [Published I Observe - Jul 02 2014]
Nearly 500 pray for vocations during local euch... [Published I Observe - Jun 30 2014]
Westfield youth group holds fundraiser for home... [Published I Observe - Jun 28 2014]
Polish, Hispanic Catholics ‘ecstatic’ over appo... [Published I Observe - Jun 27 2014]
Bishops’ Migration Committee chairman urges ass... [Published I Observe - Jun 27 2014]
Religious liberty includes being able to live f... [Published I Observe - Jun 27 2014]
Pope on Corpus Christi: Jesus in the Eucharist ... [Published I Observe - Jun 26 2014]
Catholic country singer's memoir describes his ... [Published I Observe - Jun 25 2014]
Pope names Bishop Rozanski as new bishop of Spr... [Published I Observe - Jun 25 2014]
Catholics respond with labor, prayers for Nebra... [Published I Observe - Jun 25 2014]
State’s bishops support statute of limitations ... [Published I Observe - Jun 24 2014]
St. Michael’s Academy celebrates end of school ... [Published I Observe - Jun 23 2014]
Local Society of St. Vincent de Paul joins vehi... [Published I Observe - Jun 23 2014]
Church rediscovers its role as mother by welcom... [Published I Observe - Jun 23 2014]
Court says law barring false election ads can b... [Published I Observe - Jun 21 2014]
Hundreds race to honor slain Cathedral student,... [Published I Observe - Jun 20 2014]
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