May 25, 2017

Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi May 23.
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Sister Louise Connolly, I.H.M., dies at 91

A funeral Mass for Sister Louise Connolly of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was May 17 at the Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Louise died May 13; she was 91.
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Movie Review: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’

Together with a noticeable lack of creative drive, writer—director David Bowers' reliance on scatological humor blights his adaptation of the eponymous novel by Jeff Kinney, the fourth installment of a screen franchise that began in 2010.
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Bill Newman, bishop and jock, not necessarily in that order

Growing up with a love for baseball, the future Bishop William C. Newman didn't stop playing the game even after he entered the seminary.
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FOCUSed on Christ in Panama

When we encounter Jesus, whether on a mission trip in another country or in our ordinary, daily lives, we discover that he wants to befriend us.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Thursday, 6th Week of Easter; Feast of St. Bede the Venerable

Let us ask St. Bede to pray for us that our lives might be marked as his was by the love of learning and the desire for God.
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Archbishop Lori’s Panel Discussion: “Interior and Exterior Freedom”

One way to re-start the conversation on religious freedom is to focus anew on interior freedom – both natural and supernatural.
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