May 8, 2018

Pope calls dicastery to promote reflection on role of women

Pope Francis has updated the statutes of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, adding among other things a specific reference to the office's responsibility for promoting a deeper reflection on the role of women in the church and society.
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Commencement speakers at Maryland Catholic universities announced

The three Catholic universities in the Archdiocese of Baltimore have announced the speakers for their 2018 commencement ceremonies.
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No phantom threads in ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibit in New York

The sectarian will meet the secular in an unusual way with the May 10 debut of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" in New York City.
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The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says

"We must be aware of the devil," the pope said, and Jesus taught his disciples that the only way to do that was to watch, pray and fast.
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When you can’t do it all

I’m carrying grocery bags from the car to the kitchen when I hear our second grader yelling. “Mom! Mom! Can you roll this baseball to me?” Before I can respond, he turns and looks at me. “Oh, forget it,” he says. “Your hands are full.” Then he runs to the door and holds it open....
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