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Open source: Vatican wartime archives ready for new batch of scholars

Open source: Vatican wartime archives ready for new batch of scholars

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

After decades of anticipation, the Vatican archives are ready to welcome, starting March 2, scores of scholars wishing to study documents related to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII.

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‘Miracle’ events cause pregnant woman to reject abortion and give birth to twins

‘Miracle’ events cause pregnant woman to reject abortion and give birth to twins

| January 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alonna Mertz prayed in front of abortion clinics as a teenager in Michigan, driven by her well-formed, pro-life conviction.

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Dolittle — A-II (PG)

Dolittle — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Exactly a century ago, British author Hugh Lofting published “The Story of Doctor Dolittle,” the first in a long series of books for children that have won lasting popularity for their protagonist, a physician-turned-veterinarian who has, need it be said, the unique ability to communicate with the critters he treats.

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Love of baking, culinary skills and prayer make religious brother a winner

Love of baking, culinary skills and prayer make religious brother a winner

| Richard Szczepanowski | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The oven timer dings, alerting Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente the chocolate layer cake he is baking needs to be checked.

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Catholic movie reviews of 2020 Oscar best picture nominees

Catholic movie reviews of 2020 Oscar best picture nominees

| January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

“1917” – “Ford v Ferrari” – “Jojo Rabbit” – “Joker” – “Marriage Story” – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” – “Parasite” – “The Irishman” – “Little Women”

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‘A very encouraging encounter’: Region’s bishops meet with Pope Francis

‘A very encouraging encounter’: Region’s bishops meet with Pope Francis

| January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It was magnificent. It was very informal,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said. “The Holy Father was very open. We could talk about anything with him. He was very forthcoming with us and very supportive, very fraternal.”

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Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Peter’s transformation from an erring disciple to the “rock” on which Jesus built his Church was not the result of lessons gleaned from a “self-help” book, but from growing ever closer to the Lord, said Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.

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Bishops find hope, and humor, during ‘ad limina’ meeting with pope

Bishops find hope, and humor, during ‘ad limina’ meeting with pope

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The “ad limina” visits bishops are required to make to the Vatican are occasions to be honest about challenges, while also being encouraged to hope, said Bishop John T. Folda of Fargo, North Dakota.

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Iowa priest-photographer surprised by appeal of viral cattle cross image

Iowa priest-photographer surprised by appeal of viral cattle cross image

| Dan Russo | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t a miracle, but the scene that unfolded on Dan and Judy Gotto’s farm in Bankston shortly before Christmas became a beautiful testament to faith.

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Seasoned musician inspires people to sing, raise voices ‘in honor of God’

Seasoned musician inspires people to sing, raise voices ‘in honor of God’

| Gina Christian | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the start of the new year, a seasoned Philadelphia musician is taking on a new challenge as director of the Philadelphia Catholic Gospel Mass Choir.

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1917 — A-III (R)

1917 — A-III (R)

| John Mulderig | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

“1917” is a great movie about the Great War. By turns harrowing and lyrically beautiful — and deeply humane throughout — director and co-writer (with Krysty Wilson-Cairns) Sam Mendes’ gripping historical drama displays both the horrors of trench combat and the endurance of fundamental decency and spiritual striving.

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Flu factor: Dioceses take steps to prevent virus from spreading

Flu factor: Dioceses take steps to prevent virus from spreading

| Dennis Sadowski | January 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The flu season is here and dioceses across the country are taking precautions to avoid spreading illness.

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