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Draft Day

Draft Day

| Joseph McAleer | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may be baseball season, but it’s the National Football League that’s front and center in “Draft Day.”

This rather parochial (and heavily promotional) sports drama explores the extreme measures professional teams will take to secure new talent and, they hope, a shot at the Super Bowl.

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Maimed migrants demand visas from Mexico for Central Americans

Maimed migrants demand visas from Mexico for Central Americans

| David Agren | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fifteen former migrants, all missing limbs, left El Progreso, Honduras, without money in late March, heading for Mexico, where many had been mutilated while riding the rails through the country in ill-fated attempts to reach the United States.

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Jesus ‘knows what you are going through,’ Cardinal Dolan tells inmates

Jesus ‘knows what you are going through,’ Cardinal Dolan tells inmates

| Beth Griffin | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

At an upbeat Mass in a maximum security prison, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said Holy Week resonates with inmates, who can relate to Jesus’ arrest, captivity and trial.

The archbishop of New York celebrated Mass April 14 for offenders, staff and visitors at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg.

The state prison, 100 miles north of New York City, houses approximately 450 men. Most are serving life sentences for committing violent felonies. The hilltop facility is surrounded by tall chain-link fences, topped with concertina wire.

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Pope’s Via Crucis meditations: God is on side of abused, violated

Pope’s Via Crucis meditations: God is on side of abused, violated

| Carol Glatz | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The often silent plight of sexually abused children, victims of domestic violence, prisoners, the abandoned elderly, the unemployed and immigrants facing hostility will be given a powerful voice during the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum.

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Daily Scriptures: April 13 – April 27, 2014

Daily Scriptures: April 13 – April 27, 2014

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 13
Palm Sunday – Passion of the Lord
Matthew 21:1-11
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14–27:66

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

He will preside over the Holy Thursday evening Mass and foot-washing ritual at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Center on the outskirts of Rome, the Vatican announced April 8.

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Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests — large in number, but not in proportion to the total — have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis said.

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The big reveal: looking back at God’s plan

The big reveal: looking back at God’s plan

| Christina Capecchi | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blue or pink? That was the secret contained in the cake.

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