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September 8, 2017

Mothers are detectives, celebrating brothers, a lesson in humility, and a trumpet (7 Quick Takes)

At the end of each school day, you might think that our children happily share every detail about recess, math class, lunch, what their teacher told them, and how many friends they made.
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Rebuilt 2.0: Nativity parish dedicates new church

A Catholic parish that was practicing the New Evangelization before the term was branded celebrated the opening of its new worship space Sept. 8.
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Archbishop Lori calls line of questioning of judicial nominee ‘deeply disappointing’

“These comments are a reminder that we must remain vigilant against latent bigotries that may still infect our national soul,” Archbishop William E. Lori said.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Dedication of Nativity Church; Feast of the Nativity of Mary

It is a great joy to bless and dedicate this extraordinary structure, set apart for the worship of God, the vital center and core of Church of the Nativity. As we look about and take in the design of this Church, at once contemporary and traditional, let us first give thanks to God, the giver...
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Study finds that black students benefit from black teachers

“I do think that African-American students need teachers and instructors with a deep understanding and respect of their culture,” said Dr. La Uanah King-Cassell, principal of Ss. James and John Catholic School in East Baltimore.
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Sister Regina Russell, D.C., ministered as child care worker, teacher

A funeral Mass for Daughter of Charity Sister Regina Russell was offered Aug. 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.
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Movie Review: ‘The Good Catholic’

A self-identified romantic comedy built around a priest's struggle with his vocation is bound to be doubtful fare for viewers of faith. And so it proves with "The Good Catholic" (Broad Green).
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Ingrid’s Virtual Reality

The social media space can become so enticing that we strangely distort ourselves in order to conform to it, and we prefer its artificiality to the density, challenge, and opportunity of the actual world.
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A Moving Story, Part 1: The Sign

Sometimes when God gives us a sign, it is literally a sign. At least that’s what happened to us.
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Defend life, equality, unity, pope tells Colombians

Consolidating peace in Colombia will mean overcoming "the darkness" of inequality and a lack of respect for human life, Pope Francis said.
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In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

In an interview set to air Sept. 10 on the CBS TV program "60 Minutes," former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, saying "they need illegal aliens to fill the pews."
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The Least of These: Care for prisoners doesn’t stop after release

“I found Christ in these men, and they shared it with me. It didn’t matter whether they were Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, there was a respect,” Father Canterna said. “The key is love. The key is your presence, your oneness with that person. You have to give of yourself, like Jesus did.”
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