Top 5 stories of 2015

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As 2015 draws to a close, it's worth taking a look back over the past year.

Here are the most-read stories published in 2015 on

1. Sacred Heart parishioners killed in French Alps plane crash

Yvonne Selke and her daughter, Emily, parishioners of Sacred Heart Church in Manassas, were two of the three Americans killed in the Airbus jet that crashed March 24 in the French Alps.

2. Clergy assignments

Bishop Paul S. Loverde issued a number of new assignments for clergy in June.

3. Paul VI Catholic High School to relocate to South Riding

The projected opening of Paul VI's new Loudoun County campus in 2020 will ensure the high school has a facility that fits its needs and strengthens the school's legacy of excellence.

4. A father's voice

Elizabeth Foss: "Criticism stings, especially for those of us who are tenderhearted and who pour out ourselves for families and friends."

5. Finding light in the darkness

Offer hospitality without a side of sin. Offer gracious hospitality. Offer grace-filled hospitality.

Check the Dec. 24 print edition of the Catholic Herald to see a photo timeline of special moments in the Arlington Diocese this year.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015