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Group brings ‘Joyful Sound’ to Tacoma-area nursing homes

Group brings ‘Joyful Sound’ to Tacoma-area nursing homes

TACOMA – While the members of Joyful Sound told jokes and played folk music, residents at Alaska Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center laughed, clapped and sang along to old familiar tunes.

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Are we seeing ‘the Francis effect’?

Are we seeing ‘the Francis effect’?

At the American bishops’ fall general meeting last year reporters pressed hard to find signs of the Francis effect. But all they need do now to observe the pope’s impact on the American hierarchy is take a look at the newly installed archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich.

Russell Shaw

Lifestyle

Bestiary provides opportunity for parent-child sharing, learning

Bestiary provides opportunity for parent-child sharing, learning

"The Blessed Book of Beasts" by Jonathan Scott. Eastern Christian Publications (Fairfax, Virginia, 2014). 221 pp., $19.95.