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Coal Valley church reopens 8 months after vehicle crashed through a wall

Father Anthony Ego, pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Coal Valley, gives a homily during the church's grand reopening Mass on July 7. The church suffered extensive damage last October when a pickup truck crashed through its southwestern corner, seen here behind the piano. (For The Catholic Post/Brian Wellner)

By Brian Wellner / For The Catholic Post COAL VALLEY — There are silver linings to the extensive damage done at St. Maria Goretti Church after a truck crashed into its southwestern wall last October. One of them is that it gave parishioners an excuse to get rid of the old orange carpet. “I was […]

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