February 13, 2020

A Valentine’s Day proposal, chicken soup with rice, sending valentines, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Sixteen years ago today, John asked me to be his wife during a beautiful dinner at the Candlelight Inn in Catonsville, Md.
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‘Shocking’ ignorance on Real Presence prompts eucharistic congress

Fewer than one-third of Catholics believe the Eucharist is the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Pew Research Center found in a recent poll.
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Movie Review: ‘Les Miserables’

"Les Miserables" (Amazon) has no connection to Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name other than its setting -- the rundown Paris suburb of Montfermeil, where the poor still struggle and continue to distrust authority figures.
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Father George Coyne, Vatican astronomer from Baltimore, dies at 87

Jesuit Father George V. Coyne, a Baltimore native who led the Vatican Observatory as its director for 28 years, got his start in the field of astronomy as a young student in formation for the priesthood by secretly studying under his blanket, flashlight in hand.
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Calvert Hall receives $1 million gift

An anonymous alumnus has donated $1 million to Calvert Hall College High School to create a scholarship endowment supporting students engaged in the arts, according to a Feb. 13 news release from the Towson school. 
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The Gift of St. Valentine’s Day

The stories surrounding the life of St. Valentine teach us that sacrifice is the ultimate gift that love demands of us.
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