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  • Masses of Thanksgiving offered in Rome for new Pope saints

    Following the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XIII, Church officials presided over two Masses of Thanksgiving, drawing attention to the saints’ enormous contributions to the Church and to society.

  • ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY JAN. 19 - In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Christina Kafkakis, left, looks through a memorial book Christina Funk, right, had produced of her late son Paul Funk, who died in childbirth in Genoa Township, Mich.. Kafkakis, who lost twins before their birth, photographs babies who are stillborn or who die in childbirth to give parents who wish it an image to remember their child by. (AP Photo/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, Gillis Benedict) NO SALES

    Livingston club helps parents experiencing loss

    Members of a club they never wished to become part of say they're speaking out for the benefit of others who've shared their "bad dream" experience.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'George, Nicholas and Wilhelm'

    "The ball was almost over, the candles had shortened, the musicians, drunk or asleep, no longer made use of their instruments. The crowd had dispersed, everyone was unmasked, rouge and powder flowed down the painted faces [offering] the disgusting spectacle of dilapidated stylishness." So wrote a French nobleman of the years before the French Revolution. A similar description might apply to the years leading up to World War I, the subject of an attractively written, extensively illustrated work by British historian Miranda Carter.

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