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July 2, 2015

Among summer’s simple pleasures: Watching the full moon rise over the beach

The pace of life gets slower and sweeter each year during the summer season. People seem to smile more, children's laughter is in the air, and the pace of life seems easier to handle.My favorite part of summer has always been the simple pleasures...Fresh fruit and vegetables, beautiful flowers in
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Murdered mom of nine called ‘beautiful person’ who ‘radiated kindness’

Catholics and other members of the Asbury Park community remain shaken by the murder of a Catholic mother of nine who was a popular religious educator and a revered parish leader. More than two weeks after her death they are still trying to make sense of the tragedy and the violence that took the life...
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Collection of Hollywood faith tales fails to separate hooey from holy

Kendall doesn't bother to extricate the hooey from the holy as she cobbles narratives from biographies, clips from newspaper obituaries and the occasional blog post from IMDb, a popular Internet source for movie, TV and celebrity news and information.
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Movie Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’

Any movie plot that hangs on the ability of an adult character to journey into the past to give vital advice to himself as a child is bound to register as somewhat convoluted.
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Sister Judith O’Neill, O.S.F., area educator, dies at 84

A funeral Mass for Sister Judith O’Neill of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was to be offered July 7 in Assisi House in Aston, Pa. Sister Judith, a professed Sister of St. Francis for 63 years, died June 29. She was 84.
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Catholic economist: Pope has ‘measured’ critique of U.S. economy

Harsh criticisms meted out by Pope Francis on free-market capitalism have sparked backlash from some fiscal conservatives.
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Q&A with a master gardener: Caring for Monarch butterflies

When we were raising our caterpillars and waiting for them to become butterflies, I accidentally identified them as Monarch caterpillars. They were, in fact, Painted Ladies.The first person to point out my mistake was Chris Drees, a master gardener who wrote to tell me that our caterpillars didn’t look like
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