October 17, 2019

Don’t let Halloween scare you

Memo to handwringing adults: Ghouls and goblins and various ghostly apparitions don't exist, but lust, greed, pride, envy and anger most certainly do. And they are far more frightening.
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Mercy High School, Notre Dame of Maryland University mourn death of Amayah Charles

The Mercy High School community gathered Oct. 17 for a prayer service to recall Amayah Charles, a 2018 graduate who died Oct. 14 in a car accident on the Baltimore Washington Parkway.
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Movie Review: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

The moral probing and feminist revisionism that characterized its 2014 predecessor are mostly absent from the routine follow-up "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" (Disney). So much so, that ethical straightforwardness makes its title seem somewhat misleading.
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North American indigenous support Amazonian indigenous at synod

As the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon heard pleas to defend the rights of the region's indigenous people and of the land they hold sacred, indigenous leaders from Canada and the United States came to Rome to support them.
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‘Nones’ make up bigger percentage of population than ever before

"None of the above" is the fastest-growing religious identifier in the United States and now approximates the percentage of Catholics in the country.
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Gov. Cuomo pledges ‘full support’ for public statue of Mother Cabrini

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the formation of a "state commission" to work with the Columbus Citizens Foundation and the Diocese of Brooklyn, among others, to fund creation of a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and find a site for it.
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