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Caption: Rick Jackson helps his daughter Kara light an altar candle before Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn. Kara, an altar server at Holy Family Parish in Middletown, Ohio, is on a lifelong pilgrimage to serve Mass in all 50 states. (CNS/Bob Mullen)
Rick Jackson helps his daughter Kara light an altar candle before Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn. Kara, an altar server at Holy Family Parish in Middletown, Ohio, is on a lifelong pilgrimage to serve Mass in all 50 states. (CNS/Bob Mullen)
Ohio teen with Down syndrome on journey to serve at Mass in 50 states

By Lenora Sumsky
Catholic News Service

HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) -- Kara Jackson, a 16-year-old altar server from Holy Family Parish in Middletown, Ohio is on a quest to serve at Mass in all 50 states.

So far she has served at liturgies in 18 states after recently serving at a morning Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.
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Caption: Tom Otten, principal of Elder High School in Cincinnati, and Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the school Aug. 21. Their donations will go to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa. (CNS/John Stegeman, Catholic Telegraph)
Tom Otten, principal of Elder High School in Cincinnati, and Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the school Aug. 21. Their donations will go to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa. (CNS/John Stegeman, Catholic Telegraph)
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Editors: Contents of Origins CNS Documentary Service, Vol. 44, No. 14 (Sept. 4, 2014):

-- Pope Francis discusses U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, torture, possible visits to the U.S. and Mexico, and the sainthood cause of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in an inflight news conference during his return from Korea.

-- Pope Francis asks the U.N. secretary-general for immediate action to prevent further violence against ethnic and religious minorities in northern Iraq.

-- The head of the U.S. bishops' conference, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, urges President Barack Obama, in concert with other nations' leaders, to the end the violence against ethnic and religious minorities in northern Iraq.

-- St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson says it is time to acknowledge the "decades of hurt and mistrust and suspicion and prejudices" that preceded the civil unrest that followed the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, and to work to dismantle systemic racism.

-- Miami's Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, in the annual Labor Day statement issued by the U.S. bishops, focuses on the plight of young adults who he says have borne the brunt of unemployment and underemployment at home and abroad during the international financial crisis.

-- Pope Francis visits a Pentecostal congregation in Caserta, Italy.

-- Pope Francis urges Catholics in Caserta, Italy, a town scarred by mafia crime, to reject evil, violence and oppression.


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