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Dora and the Lost City of Gold — A-II (PG)

Dora and the Lost City of Gold — A-II (PG)

| Joseph McAleer | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Teenage and grown viewers will find much to cheer about in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.” As for younger fans of its source material, the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series “Dora the Explorer,” however, parents may need to exercise just a bit of caution.

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Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

| Mark Pattison | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three mass shooting incidents in the United States in the span of a week are now showing that “their emotional impact is resonating, understandably, across the nation,” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. “The effects of the evil and sin, we are all impacted by it.”

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Priest at parish near El Paso shooting: ‘Let’s take care of each other’

Priest at parish near El Paso shooting: ‘Let’s take care of each other’

| Carol Zimmermann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Father Michael Lewis, parochial vicar at St. Pius X Parish in El Paso, Texas, first heard about the shooting that took place a mile and a half from his parish, he said he would do whatever was needed.

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On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

| Carol Glatz | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the bishops of Japan are renewing calls and prayers to build peace by abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide and promoting integral human development.

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A worrier or a wildflower?

A worrier or a wildflower?

| Angela Jendro | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

I love wildflowers. They sing to me the praises of God’s free creativity. I revel in their effortless beauty, delicate movements, and the sheer variety of color, size and shapes. They lift my heart on summer walks and have a calming effect on my over-taxed mind frenzied with the to-do lists, scheduling feats and worries for my loved ones, of a working wife and mom.

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What is the common vector of mass shootings?

What is the common vector of mass shootings?

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Epidemic. That word has been used countless times to describe the spate of mass shootings carried out since the massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School in April 1999. It’s a word that not only implies but demands a connection between disparate events that have taken place in every corner of the United States over the past 20 years.

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Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops who lead on such issues as cultural diversity, anti-racism and domestic justice objected Aug. 2 to a recent spate of tweets by President Donald Trump against the city of Baltimore.

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Toni Morrison, author baptized Catholic as child, dies at age 88

Toni Morrison, author baptized Catholic as child, dies at age 88

| Carol Zimmermann | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Toni Morrison, award-winning author of 11 novels whose words brought to life the experiences of African American women, died Aug. 5 at age 88 in New York due to complications from pneumonia.

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Spirituality ‘just tip of iceberg’ for airport chaplain always on the go

Spirituality ‘just tip of iceberg’ for airport chaplain always on the go

| Beth Griffin | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the Catholic chaplain at John F. Kennedy International Airport ambled through Terminal 4 on a hot summer afternoon, security personnel, airport employees and flight crews shouted a cheery hello or stopped for a quiet word.

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Circle of Protection members, others see much to like in budget deal

Circle of Protection members, others see much to like in budget deal

| Mark Pattison | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is a lot to like in the two-year budget worked out in Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, according to faith-based institutions that are members of the Circle of Protection.

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Christ is ‘springboard’ for doctor serving her people of Blackfeet Nation

Christ is ‘springboard’ for doctor serving her people of Blackfeet Nation

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a physician for Indian Health Service on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Dr. Mary DesRosier serves her neighbors, her friends and her family — and sees the face of God in them.

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Pope announces themes for upcoming WYD celebrations

Pope announces themes for upcoming WYD celebrations

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Announcing the themes for the next three World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis called on young men and women to meditate on the path of Christian life that God has called them to walk.

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