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At a candlelit vigil held Saturday night at Peg Noonan Park on Main Street, nearly 30 people gathered quietly to remember the victims of gun violence that has happened in the past year. "It's an opportunity to bear witness to Newtown. But beyond that, it's the other people who've died by gun…
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More than 200 people from St. Peter's [in South Dartmouth] and St. Martin's in New Bedford gathered at the church for the first Breakfast With Santa organized by Pastor Scott Ciosek. "We just wanted to do something to bring families together. I think it's one of the things the world needs more of,…
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The Vineyard Gazette features the Rev. Robert Hensley, Rector of Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.  To seekers, he says it "doesn’t matter where you’re coming from or where you’re going or how many times you’ve been born…
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The Brookline Food Pantry, housed at St. Paul's Church in Brookline, is experiencing the busiest era in its history as demand continues to skyrocket, according to a Brookline Tab story posted at Wicked Local Brookline.  Recent cuts to the food stamps program may make matters worse, food pantry…
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Inspired by the Gospel imperative to feed the hungry, the food pantry at St. Martin's Church in New Bedford has grown to serve 150 families a month, SouthCoastToday.com reports.  "Hunger doesn't seem to be ending," food pantry director Libby Davenport says in the story. "It does affect everyone."
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Pope Francis (real name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio) has shaken up the Catholic church with some plain speaking about faith and about life in the 21st century. He has had an impact on other faiths, as well. Welcome to “pope envy.”I first encountered the term in an essay by Jana Riess, a liberal Mormon…
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In Downtown Crossing around 7 p.m., on the sidewalk outside Macy’s, David Reid approaches a pair of homeless men and hands each a small rectangular packet with a note attached. Inside the pouches are silver Mylar space blankets, the same kind worn by astronauts and handed to marathoners after a…
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For the last four years, the Medford Historical Society has teamed up with faith communities around Medford to spotlight their roles in Medford history. This year, the focus has turned to one of the city’s oldest and most dynamic faith communities — Grace Episcopal Church. 
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Supporters of ballot initiatives to raise the state’s minimum wage by $2.50 an hour and require that all businesses provide workers sick time have collected more than 200,000 signatures in a broad outreach effort supported by dozens of religious institutions.
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Walpole residents have joined up with the non-profit Mil Milagros to help feed hungry school children in Guatemala and provide a sustainable way to keep them fed and in school for as long as possible. After an Oct. 2 fundraiser that brought in more than $130,000 for Guatemalan children, Jill Takacs…