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Rangers help keep visitors safe, teach nature, history in must-see parks

(National parks series sidebar) By Nancy Wiechec Catholic News Service GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (CNS) — Kristen Dragoo came to Grand Teton National Park in 2002 for a college internship and never left. Armed with a degree in natural … Continue reading

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Pope Francis an honored guest of National Park Service during his visit

(Last in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As members of the National Park Service observe the organization’s centennial in 2016, they affectionately recall one of their most celebrated guests of honor — Pope Francis. … Continue reading

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Catholic log chapel is Grand Teton wonder that ‘evangelizes,’ says deacon

(Fifth in a series) By Nancy Wiechec Catholic News Service GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (CNS) — Mary Morris was lured to the Chapel of the Sacred Heart inside of the national park by a small wooden road sign. “I … Continue reading

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The beauty of Grand Teton National Park is ‘it belongs to the people’

(Fourth in a series) By Nancy Wiechec Catholic News Service MOOSE, Wyo. (CNS) — Shirley Craighead knows a thing or two about grizzly bears. She and the bears live in the same place. “I live here and love it!” Craighead … Continue reading

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Tennessee Catholic parish gets energy from nearby national park

(Third in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service GATLINBURG, Tenn. (CNS) — When Huntsville, Alabama, resident Patrick Eads prepared to take his family on a trip to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park last August, he made sure … Continue reading

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Mass in Yellowstone ‘an experience of God unlike any other,’ says Jesuit

(Second in a series) By Nancy Wiechec Catholic News Service YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (CNS) — Jesuit Father Rick Malloy very much enjoys summers in Yellowstone National Park. “I’m a fanatical fisherman,” he admitted. “And a good one, too.” But … Continue reading

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National parks: Places of wonder, history, culture, spiritual refuge

(First in a series) By Nancy Wiechec and Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — From the dramatic vistas of the Grand Canyon in Arizona to the glistening waters of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, national parks have stood as … Continue reading

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