Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Disney's live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.
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Canadian religious travel to meet members of First Nations

We are increasingly conscientious about First Nation heritage, said the Rev. Richard Bonetto. "And more respectful too.”
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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.
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Effort to rescue Blessed Sacrament in fire recalled as act of great faith

Father George Weinmann and Sister Lilian Marie McLaughlin lost their lives trying to rescue the Blessed Sacrament.
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Pope names Maryland pastor as auxiliary bishop for Washington

Pope Francis has appointed Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., who is pastor of St. Joseph Church in Largo, Maryland, as an auxiliary bishop of Washington.
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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.
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Cardinal jeered at housing session

Lawrence Cardinal Shehan of Baltimore testified on behalf of a proposed fair housing ordinance to the tune of jeers and catcalls from a boisterous minority segment of the audience.
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‘Life is winning in America,’ vice president tells March for Life rally

Vice President Pence told pro-life advocates Jan. 27 that “life is winning in America, and today is a celebration of that progress.”
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Paralyzed NYPD officer who spoke of forgiveness dies at 59

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called McDonald “a prophet, without speaking, of the pro-life cause.”
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Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7.
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John Glenn, American ‘icon,’ astronaut, former U.S. senator, dies at 95

Among those watching Glenn’s first space flight was St. John XXIII, who asked to be kept regularly informed about the progress of flight.
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Father Kolvenbach, former Jesuit superior, dies in Beirut

Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, whose service as superior general of the Society of Jesus marked a return to normal governance after a period of tension with the Vatican, died in Beirut Nov. 26.
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