November 6, 2016

32nd Sunday C; Catholic Distance University

I. Introduction A. Archbishop Christoph, Apostolic Nuncio; Bishop Loverde; brother priests; President Mount; Worthy Supreme Knight and Mrs. Anderson; members of the board, faculty, and staff, graduates and students; benefactors and friends of CDU; and all dear friends in Christ: B. It is a special pleasure to join with all of you this evening in...
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32nd Sunday; Closing of the Holy Doors; Jubilee Year of Mercy

I. Introduction A. In 1994, Pope St. John Paul II called the Church to observe “The Year of the Family”. A fellow priest, a good friend, was not impressed. In fact, he harrumphed, “So this year it’s the family, next year something else, and what good does it all do?” “O calm down,” I said,...
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Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

Hacksaw Ridge marks Gibson's return to the director's chair after a 10-year absence.
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Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Hacksaw Ridge recounts the extraordinary heroism of Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) during the Battle of Okinawa in the closing days of World War II.
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Fight the fear, put people first, pope tells grassroots movements

When the search for profits outweighs all other considerations in society, money becomes a god who terrorizes humanity, Pope Francis said.
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