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Corpus Christi, therefore, is a unique feast and constitutes an important encounter of faith and praise for every Christian community. This feast originated in a specific historical and cultural context: it was born for the very precise purpose of openly reaffirming the faith of the People of God in Jesus Christ, alive and truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.

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Blacksburg woman arrested on prostitution charges

MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Deputies arrested a Blacksburg woman this week on prostitution charges following an undercover investigation on the website, http://www.backpage.com.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says on Wednesday, July 29 they took Kristy Mark, 29, of Blacksburg, Va. 72 more words


Henry Co. man arrested following shooting in North Carolina

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A man was taken into custody following a shooting and manhunt that spanned North Carolina and Virginia.

Randall Cory Hutchens, 29, of Axton, Va., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury following an incident that was first reported around 8:15 p.m. 130 more words


Wanted man captured in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WSLS 10) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has captured the man who they say ran while being served a warrant last Thursday. 132 more words


Three arrested on child abuse charges in Bedford County

BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Three people are facing multiple charges in connection to a child abuse case out of Lynch Station.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said at 9:50 p.m. 113 more words


‘Star Wars’ actor leads cops on 100 mph chase

The dark side of The Force is apparently still strong with an actor who played Darth Vader as a child.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jake Lloyd, who played a young Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars: EpisodeI – The Phantom Menace”. 223 more words

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Today is Corpus Christi Sunday (Corpus Christi is Latin for Body of Christ), the solemn commemoration of the institution of the Eucharist. It s an act of homage and gratitude to Christ, who by instituting the Holy Eucharist gave to the Church her greatest treasure. 171 more words