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Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

| Kurt Jensen | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recorded history typically is the privilege of the famous, powerful and wealthy, and that’s the same for institutions as for individuals. And for the Catholic Church, there’s never been any shortage of preservation of theological documents.

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Sports gambling: Leave the money on the table

Sports gambling: Leave the money on the table

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court might loosen federal restrictions on sports gambling. As a result, many states have proactively drafted bills that would create regulated sports gambling industries at the state level — Minnesota included. The changes could greatly expand legal gambling in Minnesota, for example, by making online gambling accessible 24 hours a day from any computer or smart phone.

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In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis appointed three women as consultors to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It marks the first time women and laypersons were named as active contributors — not support staff.

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The great ‘I am’

The great ‘I am’

| Father Terry Beeson | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whenever I proclaim the Gospel of John at Mass, it is not uncommon for me to encounter an episode when Jesus makes an “I am” statement. And when I do, I really try to give the words an extra oomph, a little more emphasis: “I AM the bread of life …” “I AM the light of the world …” “I AM the Good Shepherd …” “I AM the resurrection and the life …” “I AM the way and the truth and the life …”

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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

| Mark Pattison | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the best opportunities result from a mix of asking and having things fall into your lap.

So it was for William Friedkin, who directed “The Exorcist” 45 years ago and thought he was through with the subgenre he helped create. Then came his documentary on exorcism, “The Devil and Father Amorth.”

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Rampage – A-II (NR)

Rampage – A-II (NR)

| John Mulderig | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those looking for a film that seriously engages with the human condition or advances the art of cinema will not find what they’re looking for in “Rampage.”

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A little boy meets a pastor

A little boy meets a pastor

| Greg Erlandson | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A remarkable video of Pope Francis answering a young boy’s deeply personal question was posted by Catholic News Service recently.

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Humanity 2.0: Vatican hosts experts to discuss tenderness

Humanity 2.0: Vatican hosts experts to discuss tenderness

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Close to 100 financiers, philanthropists, artists, tech experts, physicians, politicians and religious leaders spent more than an hour in a Vatican meeting room talking about tenderness.

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Pope calls German cardinal to Rome to discuss eucharistic sharing

Pope calls German cardinal to Rome to discuss eucharistic sharing

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has asked the president of the German bishops’ conference to come to Rome to discuss pastoral guidelines for possibly allowing some non-Catholics married to Catholics to receive the Eucharist, the conference spokesman said.

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