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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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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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U.S. and World news briefs: April 10, 2014

U.S. and World news briefs: April 10, 2014

| April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

New York Catholic high school founded by U.S. saint to close
Vatican official urges greater efforts to help those with autism
Vatican accepts resignation of German ‘Bishop Bling’

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Victory through humility

Victory through humility

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the beginning of Holy Week, we focus intently on the mystery of our salvation. The Palm Sunday liturgy paints the picture of joy, and at the same time invites us to meditate on Jesus’ sufferings. By identifying with the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection, we experience a great liberation, a pass-over from various sins and enslavement to a life of joy and freedom.

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At border, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

At border, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

| Patricia Zapor | April 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Against the backdrop of rusted iron slats of a 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

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