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Losing more than Mass

Church gateway for immigrants

By Christine MacDonald
Globe Correspondent / April 4, 2004

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Giovanna Rosapane's daily devotions to the Roman Catholic saints helped her nephew give up alcohol and cigarettes, and, she says, have bestowed countless other ''gracias," or graces, on her family since her girlhood in southern Italy. Yet her faith has been shaken by talk of closing her neighborhood church in the Archdiocese of Boston reconfiguration. (Full Article: 643 Words)

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