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Religion and faith: Exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Religion and faith: Exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A roundup of faith-based news in Tucson. 

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Where to get your pet blessed this weekend

Where to get your pet blessed this weekend

Three Catholic churches in Tucson are participating.

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Mercer wants Grijalva ejected from Congress, church

Mercer wants Grijalva ejected from Congress, church

Political news and notes from around the Old Pueblo.

August 28, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Immigration tension boils over in Oracle

Immigration tension boils over in Oracle

Expected bus of immigrant kids from Central America is a no-show.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Police: Phoenix priest killed with colleague's gun

Police: Phoenix priest killed with colleague's gun

PHOENIX — A homeless ex-convict with a history of violence and drug abuse was arrested Monday on suspicion of killing a clergyman with a handgun that had been retrieved by another priest after he was hit with an iron rod at a Phoenix church, police said. Police say the Rev. Joseph Terra wen…

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1 priest killed, 1 wounded in Phoenix church attack

1 priest killed, 1 wounded in Phoenix church attack

PHOENIX — A priest was shot and killed in a nighttime attack at a Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix, and a second priest who was badly injured called 911 and administered last rites to his dying friend as police rushed to the scene.

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Woman arrested in Tucson church fire case

Woman arrested in Tucson church fire case

A woman has been arrested in connection with an arson at a Tucson church.

April 24, 2014 6:48 pm

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.

July 05, 2013 4:03 pmLoading…
Spanish Mass celebrated at St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Spanish Mass celebrated at St. Cecilia Catholic Church

The Rev. Anthony Ochoa gives a special blessing to David Garcia, 8, and his family following the Spanish language Mass at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Sunday was the five-year anniversary of the day Garcia was diagnosed with leukemia. The disease has been in remissio…

June 24, 2013 2:58 pmLoading…
Spanish Mass celebrated at St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Spanish Mass celebrated at St. Cecilia Catholic Church

The Rev. Anthony Ochoa leaves the sanctuary following the Spanish language Mass at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Spanish Mass celebrated at St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Spanish Mass celebrated at St. Cecilia Catholic Church

The Rev. Anthony Ochoa prays before the start of the Spanish language Mass at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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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…

September 24, 2012 9:07 pmLoading…

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