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Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

| Kelly Sankowski | December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Associated Press named Katie Ledecky the Female Athlete of the Year Dec. 26, after balloting by U.S. editors and news directors.

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Young Edmundite priests’ goal is to evangelize with their YouTube show

Young Edmundite priests’ goal is to evangelize with their YouTube show

| Cori Fugere Urban | December 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Lino Oropeza is a fan of technology.

He worked in information technology in his native Venezuela before becoming a priest of the Society of St. Edmund, based at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. So, it seems natural that he would come up with an idea to combine technology and education about the Catholic faith.

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Making wax figures of Jesus for mangers

Making wax figures of Jesus for mangers

| Francois Gloutnay | December 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

For sculptor Sylvette Chanel, Advent is the busiest time of the year. She is among the few people left who keeps alive the ancient New France craft of making and repairing wax Jesus figures for Nativity scenes.

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‘This Is Us,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ top viewing choices for people of faith

‘This Is Us,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ top viewing choices for people of faith

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s probably no surprise that people who go to church watch TV.

What may be a surprise are their prime-time favorites.

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Downsizing

Downsizing

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

An odd combination of elements makes up the offbeat drama “Downsizing.” But the residue that remains with viewers is ultimately a positive one.

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‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

| Chris Byrd | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scores of books and films were produced about St. Francis of Assisi prior to Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s 2013 election as pope, the first one to take the name Pope Francis.

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Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third time’s not a charm for “Pitch Perfect 3,” a discordant and exceedingly unfunny musical comedy.

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Director makes vocation, faith ‘The Star’ of Christmas movie

Director makes vocation, faith ‘The Star’ of Christmas movie

| Michael Brown | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Tim Reckart, filmmaking started when he was growing up in Tucson, shooting amateur video death scenes using ketchup as fake blood.

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St. Thomas More gives sanctuary to two families

St. Thomas More gives sanctuary to two families

| Bridget Ryder | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eight months after declaring itself a sanctuary parish for undocumented immigrants, St. Thomas More in St. Paul has hosted two families. The parish’s hospitality gave the families time to sort out situations complicated by their lack of legal immigration status.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

| John Mulderig | December 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing of the engrossing sci-fi epic “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” feeling shortchanged.

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Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the five decades Sister Kathleen Mary Kiemen has been a religious sister, her work has included teaching, parish ministry and environmental activism. For a time, she also helped fellow members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame transition successfully from working to retirement.

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Recent college grad spreads message of human dignity, sexual integrity

Recent college grad spreads message of human dignity, sexual integrity

| Jessica Weinberger | December 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

“Ever since coming into the Catholic Church, God looked at my plans and my heart and said, ‘I have a script for you to follow,’” Orenge said.

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