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Christmas Eve marks 200th anniversary of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

Exactly 200 years ago this Christmas Eve -- Dec. 24, 1818 -- in a little church in what is now Austria, the world heard for the first time a poem set to music that eventually would be hailed as one of the most popular and beloved Christmas carols of all time.
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Archbishop Lori celebrates Mass marking 100th anniversary of World War I’s end

WASHINGTON — With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor those men and women who have served...
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A great lady who was the first lady

Richard Szczepanowski, a reporter for the Catholic Standard in Washington, shares his personal memories of Barbara Bush.
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