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Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street.

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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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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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Italy grants citizenship to Alfie Evans in attempt to guarantee his care

Italy grants citizenship to Alfie Evans in attempt to guarantee his care

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Italian government granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, a seriously ill British toddler, in a last-minute effort to prevent doctors in England from withdrawing life-support.

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The Devil and Father Amorth – A-II (NR)

The Devil and Father Amorth – A-II (NR)

| John Mulderig | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this age of media saturation, there can’t be many human activities that have yet to be captured on film or videotape.
According to William Friedkin, director and narrator of “The Devil and Father Amorth” (The Orchard), however, his brief, mostly straightforward documentary includes just such a novelty: the first authorized footage of a Catholic exorcism.

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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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South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon of Uijeongbu has been waiting years for this moment, with the leaders of the two divided Koreas poised to meet for a historic summit just inside South Korean territory April 27.

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St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass in best-selling album by Dominicans

St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass in best-selling album by Dominicans

| Kelly Sankowski | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Dominicans, but for the 10 Dominican brothers and priests at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington who recently released their debut album, “The Hillbilly Thomists,” the two have a lot in common.

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Mexican priest stabbed in his parish

Mexican priest stabbed in his parish

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Mexico priest has been stabbed to death in his parish, the latest attack on clergy in the heavily Catholic country.

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