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Rooting out sin

Rooting out sin

| Vincenzo Randazzo | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I recently watched a video prescribed by the USCCB for parents informing them about the dangers of pornography and cyberbullying. It opens up with a conversation between two mothers talking at the kitchen counter. One is looking for a recipe online for her friend. “That’s strange, my history is deleted,” she says ignorantly.

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Money in his bank

Money in his bank

| Liz Kelly | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

My first job out of university was working as a teller in a bank. I was singing a lot on the weekends and working on my writing, but I needed a regular income, too. My mom had suggested I apply at a bank. She thought it might be useful for me to learn a bit more about how money works, and to that end — bless her heart — she was right.

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The Snowman

The Snowman

| John Mulderig | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though it presents itself as a complex, thinking person’s thriller, “The Snowman,” director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling crime novel, is not above dabbling in penny-dreadful sensationalism.

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Cross honoring soldiers who died in World War I deemed unconstitutional

Cross honoring soldiers who died in World War I deemed unconstitutional

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A 40-foot-tall cross memorializing soldiers who died in World War I that sits at a busy intersection in the Washington suburb of Bladensburg, Maryland, is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Oct. 18.

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When is it a sin to make a referral?

When is it a sin to make a referral?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

During World War II, if a contractor had been asked to construct a building knowing that it would serve as a gas chamber in Auschwitz, it goes without saying that he ought not agree to do it. By laying the foundation and supervising the plumbing, electrical and duct work, he would be contributing to, or enabling, the subsequent commission of atrocities against prisoners in the concentration camp.

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Bishops’ migration chairman asks for extension of immigration status

Bishops’ migration chairman asks for extension of immigration status

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said some migrants from Honduras and El Salvador cannot safely return to their home countries in the near future and should have a special immigration permit extended.

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Pope condemns deadly terrorist attack in Somalia

Pope condemns deadly terrorist attack in Somalia

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history.

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Respect, don’t just tolerate other religions, Vatican officials say

Respect, don’t just tolerate other religions, Vatican officials say

| October 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Peace and harmony will not result from members of different religions simply tolerating each other; respect and appreciation of customs and cultural diversity is required, top Vatican officials said in a message to the world’s Hindus.

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Pope on interviews: Church must listen, respond to people’s questions

Pope on interviews: Church must listen, respond to people’s questions

| October 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Replying to questions and giving interviews are a “pastoral risk” Pope Francis said he is prepared to take, because it is the best way to know and respond to people’s real concerns.

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