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Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Though the mayhem on screen, which ranges from hand-to-hand combat to a high-flying, high-tech dogfight, is treated with restraint, touches of vulgarity may give some parents of older teens pause. Weighing on the other side of the scale, however, is the racial empowerment that drives the narrative and the significant themes the film tackles in a thoughtful way.

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Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic

Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic

| Cindy Wooden | February 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis said he tries to dialogue with those who disagree with him in the hope that he will learn something; but he just prays for those who call him a heretic.

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Pope told Jesuits he regularly meets abuse survivors, journal reports

Pope told Jesuits he regularly meets abuse survivors, journal reports

| Cindy Wooden | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits in Peru that he often meets on Fridays with survivors of sex abuse.

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Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

| February 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski urged community members to come together “to support one another in this time of grief” after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17 people dead.

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Lent: Giving up, doing extra, or both, aren’t one size fits all

Lent: Giving up, doing extra, or both, aren’t one size fits all

| Carol Zimmermann | February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

People often talk about giving up something for Lent such as candy, soda or more recently, social media, while some commit to doing something extra including praying more, reading spiritual works or helping others.

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Catholic leaders caution that federal budget must reflect common good

Catholic leaders caution that federal budget must reflect common good

| Dennis Sadowski | February 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

Catholic leaders cautioned that federal spending must safeguard the common good after the White House released its fiscal year 2019 spending plan that boosts military spending and cuts human services, environmental protection, diplomacy and international humanitarian assistance while assuring that the budget deficit will grow over the next decade.

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People have right to receive God’s word, so preach it well, pope says

People have right to receive God’s word, so preach it well, pope says

| February 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

Everyone who goes to Mass has the right to hear the word of God in all its fullness, which means it must be read well and explained well with “fervor,” Pope Francis said.

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‘Lean on each other,’ advises couple married 75 years

‘Lean on each other,’ advises couple married 75 years

| Jessica L. Marsala | February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Married for 75 years, Joseph Farr and his wife, Ann, say that they believe they’ve found the secret to making a marriage last.

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Muslims who desecrated statue ordered to memorize Quran verses about Mary

Muslims who desecrated statue ordered to memorize Quran verses about Mary

| Wyatt Noble | February 13, 2018 | 2 Comments

Three young Muslim men who were found guilty of desecrating a statue of Mary were ordered by a Lebanese judge to memorize passages from the Quran that praise the mother of Jesus.

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Producer: New sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ avoids bad language on purpose

Producer: New sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ avoids bad language on purpose

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just because the new CBS sitcom “Living Biblically” has landed a spot in the network’s decades-dominant Monday night comedy lineup does not automatically guarantee it an audience.

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Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

| Beth Griffin | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Laughter, tolerance and shared faith are important ingredients in a loving, lasting marriage, according to a New York couple who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of National Marriage Week, which is Feb 7-14.

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Q-and-A on faith leaders’ letter on beauty of ‘God-given sexual identity’

Q-and-A on faith leaders’ letter on beauty of ‘God-given sexual identity’

| Julie Asher | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In December, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and three other Catholic bishops joined several other religious leaders in signing an open letter titled “Created Male and Female” about the inherent beauty and dignity of God-given sexual identity.

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