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FAMILY PRAYS BEFORE START OF MASS

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The Brooks family — Joe, Desiree, Gabrielle and Alyssa — pray after arriving for Sunday Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va., Nov. 27. According to the first study of its kind, Black Catholics in the U.S. are highly engaged with their religion and parish life, more so than white Catholics. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) (Nov. 29, 2011) See BLACK CATHOLICS Nov. 29, 2011.