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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

| John Mulderig | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

With “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, director Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based on Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel “The Hobbit, or There and Back Again” reaches a rousing finale.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

| Joseph McAleer | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Despite its fairy-tale roots, and Christmas Day release date, “Into the Woods” is an inappropriate choice for youthful moviegoers.

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Annie

Annie

| Joseph McAleer | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The you-know-what will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar, in “Annie.” It’s an exuberant adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical — which previously became a 1982 film — about the little orphan with big dreams.

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Daily Scriptures: December 21, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Daily Scriptures: December 21, 2014 – January 18, 2015

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Dec. 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

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News Notes – December 18, 2014

News Notes – December 18, 2014

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Local composer and pianist releases CD
– Bishops to review school committee recommendation
– Center for Mission to manage CRS Rice Bowl

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In the face of the impossible, God works the possible

In the face of the impossible, God works the possible

| Deacon Luis Mejia | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Today’s reading reminds us of three important aspects about understanding God’s presence through history: first, salvation occurs within history; second, the mystery has been revealed; and third, God works the impossible.

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‘Happy’ about warming of U.S.-Cuba relations, pope praises diplomacy

‘Happy’ about warming of U.S.-Cuba relations, pope praises diplomacy

| Carol Glatz | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis expressed his joy over the historic turning point in U.S.-Cuba relations as the two countries agreed to restore diplomatic ties after half a century. The pope credited the breakthrough to the consistent, constant efforts of the nations’ ambassadors and the “noble” task of diplomacy.

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Blessed Sacrament building to close its doors in January

Blessed Sacrament building to close its doors in January

| December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mike Conners and his wife, Sue, married at Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul. All four of their children were baptized, received their first Communion and were confirmed at the parish. They all graduated from the parish school before it closed in 2005.

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