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Michael Gerson: The healing in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda — At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned.

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Cardinal, bishops say Mass at Nogales border fence, urge changes in immigration law

Cardinal, bishops say Mass at Nogales border fence, urge changes in immigration law

NOGALES, Ariz. — Typically when a priest gives his sermon, he stands at the pulpit before his congregation, with a depiction of Jesus on the cross behind him.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Holidays past: When TV and radio carried Tucson's Christmas Eve church services

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This is a condensed version of a Star story from Dec. 21, 1947.

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Groups, politicians continue push for immigration reform

Groups, politicians continue push for immigration reform

Politicians and activists in favor of immigration reform haven’t taken a break from pushing for legislation that would bring 11 million people out of the shadows.

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Photos: St. James Festival

Photos: St. James Festival

A yearly festival honors Santiago the apostle, known as Saint James in English, the patron saint of the town in Guaqui, Bolivia.

July 21, 2013 8:31 pm Photos

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Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.

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Big Jim: El Tiradito and Urban Renewal

Big Jim: El Tiradito and Urban Renewal

In the 1960s, a large chunk of what had been downtown Tucson was swallowed up by a huge Urban Renewal project. Old businesses and residential neighborhoods were cleared to make was for public buildings like the Convention Center.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Bishop Kicanas: New pope choice 'inspiring'

Tucson Bishop Kicanas: New pope choice 'inspiring'

Tucson Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas was surprised at today’s choice of a new pontiff.

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Archbishop to urge N.J. Catholics to vote in defense of marriage

HACKENSACK, N.J. — In a sweeping pastoral statement to be made public Tuesday, the leader of more than 1 million North Jersey Catholics urges them to vote “in defense of marriage and life,” and warns that the passage of same-sex marriage laws might lead to a government crackdown on their rel…

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Council backs $1.1M for Marist repairs

It took more than an hour of discussion, but the Tucson City Council tentatively approved spending $1.1 million to stabilize Marist College, a crumbling downtown landmark owned by the Catholic Diocese of Tucson.

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Girl Scouts under scrutiny from Catholic bishops

NEW YORK — Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Video released in missing Tucson girl case shows wrong night

Surveillance video Tucson police released last week showing a group of people walking into the neighborhood of missing Tucson girl Isabel Mercedes Celis was taken on the wrong night, several hours after she had been reported missing, police disclosed today.

April 30, 2012 2:57 pm Related
Video shows group walking near missing Tucson girl's neighborhood

Video shows group walking near missing Tucson girl's neighborhood

Tucson police are looking for a group of people who may have been walking into Isabel Celis’ neighborhood early Saturday morning, hours before the 6-year-old was reported missing.

April 27, 2012 2:27 pm Video Related
Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

Rev. Cyprian Killackey

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Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

Rev. Cyprian Killackey

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Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

El padre Cyprian Killackey celebrando su quincuagésimo aniversario como sarcedote en una misa en la Iglesia Santa Cruz el 24 de Julio de 2002. Killackey fue ordenado en Irlanda y llegó a Tucsón en 1969.

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Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

Acabaron 43 años de servicio en Tucsón del Padre Cyprian

El reverendo Cyprian Killackey, quien sirvió a la comunidad católica romana de Tucsón por más de 40 años, ha muerto.

April 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Funeral arrangements set for Rev. Cyprian Killackey

Funeral arrangements have been made for the Rev. Cyprian Killackey, who died Monday at age 87.

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'Father Cyprian', longtime Tucson priest, dies at 87

'Father Cyprian', longtime Tucson priest, dies at 87

Rev. Cyprian Killackey, who served the Roman Catholic community of Tucson for more than 40 years, has died.

April 17, 2012 4:17 pmLoading…

Contraceptive-funding measure is set to return in scaled-back form

PHOENIX - State senators voted Thursday to resurrect a controversial measure over contraceptive funding after its chief proponent promised to change it.

April 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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