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Several local Catholics felt 'blessed' by Pope Francis' visit

PHILADELPHIA -- Linda Sheptock stood three city blocks away from Pope Francis during his last papal Mass in the U.S. Sept. 27, but that was close enough.

Sister Bernice Knapek, 77, passed away Sept. 29

FORT WORTH -- Joyful. That's how Nancy Eder described longtime friend Sister Bernice Knapek, SSMN, 77, who passed away Sept. 29 surrounded by her biological family and her religious family, the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur.

Pope Francis, World Meeting shine spotlight on the importance of family

PHILADELPHIA -- God gave creation to the family. That’s the message Pope Francis gave to the thousands of people who turned out for the 8th World Meeting of Families (Sept. 22–25) in Philadelphia.