January 4, 2018

It’s cold outside, preparing for Epiphany, great Christmas gifts, and a happy New Year (7 Quick Takes)

If the wind chill is 5 degrees on Thursday, how many cups of hot chocolate will Judy need when the wind chill is 15 degrees below zero on Friday?
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily – Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Instead of insisting, however prayerfully, on her own plans and prerogatives, Elizabeth Ann Seton allowed the Lord in his incarnate humanity to gaze at her, to look into the depths of her soul, to “see” her as only God can see her and to love her as only God can love her.
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Brother Kevin Strong, ‘one of the giants’ of the Christian Brothers, dies at 85

Brother Kevin Strong, a groundbreaking leader at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson and Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore who served as the first president of both all-boys institutions, died Jan. 3 in New Jersey after years of declining health.
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Snow event closes all but handful of schools in Baltimore Archdiocese

The severe cold has caused broken water lines and other challenges at several parishes and schools across the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Movie Review: ‘All the Money in the World’

By turns suspenseful, darkly comic and stridently moral, "All the Money in the World" (Sony), a slightly fictionalized account of a famous kidnapping, makes a strong case that immense wealth not only can't buy happiness, it also imposes depths of misery that few ever know.
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Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

Fear and the shame of admitting one's own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one's own faults, Pope Francis said.
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