Chrism Mass shows ‘church at its best’

The Chrism Mass was a moment for clergy to show their unity with one another and their bishop.

Using chrism oil, Father Pete Literal, associate pastor of St. Louis, Clarksville, anoints Reagan Elizabeth Pemberton, in the arms of her mother, Jennifer, during a baptism ceremony April 6. Holy Chrism, a mixture of olive oil and balsam fragrance, that will be used to anoint the newly baptized, is consecrated during the annual Chrism Mass. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff)

Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in Kansas.

A police officer guards the entrance to the scene of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., April 13. A gunman opened fire at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City that day, killing three people, police said. (CNS photo/Dave Kaup, Reuters)

Foundation of retired pitcher, wife, helps kids deal with grief, loss

HBO will highlight the efforts of retired major-league pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife to help children get through their grief.

Retired major-league pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, are pictured in a 2012 photo. The couple runs a foundation that operates camps around the country for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. A short HBO documentary profiling the Moyer Foundation


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