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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

| Mark Pattison | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the best opportunities result from a mix of asking and having things fall into your lap.

So it was for William Friedkin, who directed “The Exorcist” 45 years ago and thought he was through with the subgenre he helped create. Then came his documentary on exorcism, “The Devil and Father Amorth.”

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Italy grants citizenship to Alfie Evans in attempt to guarantee his care

Italy grants citizenship to Alfie Evans in attempt to guarantee his care

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Italian government granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, a seriously ill British toddler, in a last-minute effort to prevent doctors in England from withdrawing life-support.

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Humanity 2.0: Vatican hosts experts to discuss tenderness

Humanity 2.0: Vatican hosts experts to discuss tenderness

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Close to 100 financiers, philanthropists, artists, tech experts, physicians, politicians and religious leaders spent more than an hour in a Vatican meeting room talking about tenderness.

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South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

South Korean bishop hopes North-South summit brings results

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Peter Lee Ki-heon of Uijeongbu has been waiting years for this moment, with the leaders of the two divided Koreas poised to meet for a historic summit just inside South Korean territory April 27.

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St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass in best-selling album by Dominicans

St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass in best-selling album by Dominicans

| Kelly Sankowski | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Dominicans, but for the 10 Dominican brothers and priests at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington who recently released their debut album, “The Hillbilly Thomists,” the two have a lot in common.

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Mexican priest stabbed in his parish

Mexican priest stabbed in his parish

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Mexico priest has been stabbed to death in his parish, the latest attack on clergy in the heavily Catholic country.

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German church to review employment practices after European court ruling

German church to review employment practices after European court ruling

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Germany’s Catholic Church said it would review its employment system after top European judges warned it could violate anti-discrimination laws by requiring staffers to be religious.

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Mother killed on Southwest flight was firm believer in Catholic schools

Mother killed on Southwest flight was firm believer in Catholic schools

| Carol Zimmermann | April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tributes from business leaders and politicians alike described Jennifer Riordan — the 43-year-old passenger who died April 17 from injuries suffered on Southwest Flight 1380 when its engine exploded — as a devoted mother, community leader, mentor and volunteer.

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Bush recalled for her ‘unwavering love, devotion’ to family, community

Bush recalled for her ‘unwavering love, devotion’ to family, community

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Former first lady Barbara Bush “was a model public servant and set a standard for her unwavering and loving devotion to both family and community,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston Houston in offering his prayers and “heartfelt condolences” to the Bush family.

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Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.

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Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for “asylum” in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be euthanized in England.

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