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    Prison Ministry volunteers find mercy behind bars

    Written by Joanna Gardner Deacon Jim Hallman often tells a story in his homilies about the moment he knew he had found a calling in prison ministry. He was in Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, one of the five correctional institutions located in Cumberland County, leading a Communion service for...

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    Like father, like son; or maybe, like son, like father

    By Peter G. Sánchez On the afternoon of Saturday, April 30, 8-year-old C.J. Reich made his first Communion at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Marmora. It was a graced moment for C.J.; his parents Christine “Chrissy” and Eric; siblings Cooper, 6, and Riley, 4; and relatives, and it was made...

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    Annulments, an intricate and detailed process

    By Michael Walsh Since September of 2015, when secular press began reporting that Pope Francis had loosened the reigns and sped up the annulment process for Catholics, there has been a sense that annulments would now move at a lightning pace. However, the reality is that for most annulments in...

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