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German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the Sept. 12 leak of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse —  A-II (PG)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Traditionalists be warned: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has little to do with your father’s Peter Parker.

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Paris archbishop to pray for France as fuel taxes canceled

Paris archbishop to pray for France as fuel taxes canceled

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit planned to pray for the country Dec. 7, even as the French government dropped all fuel tax increases for 2019.

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Preparing for Christ

Preparing for Christ

| Kate Soucheray | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advent is one of the least understood and least acknowledged liturgical seasons of the Church year. Many of us are quick to think about Christmas, rather than Advent, at this time of year. In fact, we found holiday decorations in the stores before Halloween so we could get a jump on our shopping. But here we are in the beginning of December and we likely have not even engaged in the season of Advent.

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Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It all started with a lost birth certificate. The Holy Spirit was at work that day and hasn’t slowed down since.

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Does our life point to Christ?

Does our life point to Christ?

| Father David Hennen | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“A voice of one crying out in the desert.” What a wonderful description of John the Baptist. He is no more than that — the voice. He is the voice that announces Jesus. The one thing that is very clear about John the Baptist is that he knew his purpose. He was steadfast in fulfilling the mission given to him by God. His whole purpose was to prepare for Jesus. “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” His whole being is defined by Jesus. In all that the Gospels tell us about John the Baptist, never did he make it about himself.

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Pope revamps Vatican City State structures, laws to boost oversight

Pope revamps Vatican City State structures, laws to boost oversight

| Carol Glatz and Junno Arocho Esteves | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis approved a new set of laws concerning the structure and governance of Vatican City State in an effort to simplify the many offices and activities of the world’s smallest nation and to boost oversight, transparency and budgetary controls.

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Honoring legacy of retired religious

Honoring legacy of retired religious

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the evening of Nov. 17, I had the privilege of celebrating Mass for the 45th Huether Lasallian Conference, a gathering of Christian Brothers and other educators involved in the global mission of Lasallian education. As a former “brothers’ boy,” I felt right at home. It was wonderful to get updates on Christian Brothers who had taught me (yes, they are indeed really up in years) at South Hills Catholic High School in my hometown of Pittsburgh, and to recall the role that they had played in my education and formation.

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Honrando el legado de religiosos retirados

Honrando el legado de religiosos retirados

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

En la tarde del 17 de noviembre, tuve el privilegio de celebrar una misa para la 45ª Conferencia Huether LaSallian, una reunión de los Hermanos Cristianos y otros educadores involucrados en la misión global de la educación LaSallian. Como un antiguo “hijo de hermanos”, me sentía como en casa. Fue maravilloso recibir actualizaciones sobre los Hermanos Cristianos que me enseñaron (sí, en realidad están en años) en South Hills Catholic High School en mi ciudad natal de Pittsburgh y recordar el papel que habían desempeñado en mi educación y formación.

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