September 27, 2018

Movie Review: ‘Smallfoot’

Turning the legend of Bigfoot on its head with plenty of laughs along the way comes the animated musical comedy "Smallfoot" (Warner Bros.).
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Victim assistance coordinators comfort in a behind-the-scenes ministry

Whether the call is from someone who is angry, embarrassed, unsure of what to do or needs a friendly ear, diocesan and eparchial victim assistance coordinators are the face of the church's response to victims of sexual abuse by a church worker -- clergy or otherwise.
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Judge approves Minnesota archdiocese’s $210 million settlement plan

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge Sept. 25 approved the reorganization plan of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including a $210 million settlement for victim-survivor remuneration.
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The light we need

Humans need light – that’s all there is to that. It is scientifically proven sunlight lifts our moods, and a good explanation as to why people generally feel happier and more energized in the summer.
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Names and Numbers: Capital Campaigns, jubilarians, 9/11 observance make news

This latest installment of Names and Numbers includes women’s religious orders that contributed greatly to the Archdiocese of Baltimore, highlights school fundraising initiatives, as well as an observance of 9/11 with particular resonance in Harford County.
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What I heard this summer

I will report back to you what I’ve heard and how these heartfelt comments, no matter how hard they are to hear at times, will help to shape necessary reforms in our local Church and how they will inform my own contributions to the urgent conversations that are happening at higher levels of our Church. 
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Oktoberfest carries new meaning

A visit with his aunt leads Catholic Review visual journalist Kevin J. Parks to discover more about his German heritage.
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German bishops apologize formally, release sex abuse data

The head of the German bishops conference formally apologized for sexual abuse in the church, saying it "has been denied, turned away from and covered up for far too long."
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