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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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When is it a sin to make a referral?

When is it a sin to make a referral?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczy | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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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 | 1 Comment

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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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

| October 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich as the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

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Ex-head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office

Ex-head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office

| Carol Glatz | October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Vatican court found the former president of the Vatican-owned pediatric hospital guilty of abuse of office for using donations belonging to the hospital’s foundation to refurbish a Vatican-owned apartment used by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state.

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Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immediate makeshift memorials in Las Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced by memorial services, vigils and Catholic funerals at the victims’ hometowns across the country and in Canada.

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Sessions’ memo praised for reaffirming laws protecting religious liberty

Sessions’ memo praised for reaffirming laws protecting religious liberty

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo on religious freedom issued for all federal agencies and departments to follow “helpfully reaffirms that the law protects the freedom of faith-based organizations to conduct their operations in accordance with their religious mission,” a U.S. archbishop said.

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Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

Catholics say diplomacy with North Korea, Iran needed to keep peace

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 750 Catholics called on President Donald Trump and Congress to seek diplomatic solutions to defuse rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and to assure that the U.S. remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal.

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New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

New saints inspire Christians to build peaceful world, bishop says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church’s newest saints represent a diverse group of people who offer encouragement and hope to Christians today through their example, a Brazilian bishop said.

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