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UST lecture to focus on intersection of art and theology in crucifix image

UST lecture to focus on intersection of art and theology in crucifix image

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The oldest known image of Jesus on the cross dates to approximately 200 A.D., but it isn’t an image of salvation. It’s a lampoon of the crucifixion — Roman graffiti showing a man worshiping a crucified figure with a donkey’s head. An inscription with the sketched image reads, “Alexamenos worships his God,” mocking a Christian man named Alexamenos.

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HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’

| Chris Byrd | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Behind the opening credits of “The Young Pope,” a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end.

As bizarre as that may sound, the controversial, provocative new miniseries from pay-cable channel HBO only gets stranger from there.

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La La Land

La La Land

| Joseph McAleer | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though it’s set in present-day Los Angeles, the comedy-drama “La La Land” takes a spirited stab at reviving the musicals of Hollywood’s golden age.

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For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

| Mark Zimmermann | December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis first stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Mark Shriver like millions of other people around the world was captivated by this man who humbly bowed his head after asking the people there to pray for him, before he would offer his first blessing to them.

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NBC series ‘This Is Us’ proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family

NBC series ‘This Is Us’ proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family

| Chris Byrd | December 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

The pilot episode of NBC’s drama “This Is Us” featured an eye-catching first scene. Pregnant with triplets, Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) celebrated husband Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) 36th birthday by dancing suggestively for him, while he lay on their bed, wearing only a towel.

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Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission recently studied in order to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

| John Mulderig | December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

With “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” last year’s promising reignition of the iconic franchise, “The Force Awakens,” gains a worthy — and equally family-friendly — companion.

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St. Kate’s releases book about Our Lady of Victory Chapel

St. Kate’s releases book about Our Lady of Victory Chapel

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The chapel at St. Catherine University is the focus of the recently published book “Our Lady of Victory Chapel: Monument – Mystery – Mission.”

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Religious sisters stay in workforce to help fund order’s retirement needs

Religious sisters stay in workforce to help fund order’s retirement needs

| December 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Retirement Fund for Religious collection in parishes Dec. 10-11

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Burnett, Downey take a stab at TV programming with ‘Light TV’

Burnett, Downey take a stab at TV programming with ‘Light TV’

| Mark Pattison | December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey may have misfired with their remake of “Ben-Hur” — due out on video Dec. 13 in what one news release called a “special Christian version” at “select Christian outlets” — but that’s not stopping them from again taking on the world of television, which has long been their bread and butter.

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Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

| Bridget Ryder | November 10, 2016 | 3 Comments

While any pregnancy is inherently risky, those risks increase in a surrogacy pregnancy — a fact opponents hoped was underscored in testimony before the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Surrogacy, which is studying the issue and plans to release a report next month. Minnesota does not legally recognize commercial surrogacy arrangements.

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Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

| Joseph McAleer | November 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

A committed Seventh-day Adventist and World War II conscientious objector, Doss was unwilling to take lives but anxious to save them.

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