Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill

With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions.
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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

So it was for William Friedkin, who directed "The Exorcist" 45 years ago and thought he was through with the subgenre he helped create. Then came his documentary on exorcism, "The Devil and Father Amorth."
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What’s the buzz? A live version of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on Easter

Television viewers on Easter weekend will be pulled from the Old Testament on Holy Saturday to the New Testament on Easter.
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U.S. Catholics’ political leanings affect their approval ratings of pope

A Pew survey was conducted Jan. 10-15 among 1,503 adults. Results show how political leanings affect perception of Pope Francis.
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Florida man puts his stamp on ‘Offering of Letters’ campaign

In a world of instantaneous communications, using pen and paper may seem quaint, but it works. "A lot of people have not sat down to write a letter in decades. We find that has the greatest impact," England said. That's the way we do it. There's no pre-written letter."
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Cardinal Dolan invokes Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in march vigil homily

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York invoked the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a homily at the Jan. 18 Mass that opened the National Prayer Vigil for Life.
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Laity in Baltimore and beyond taking their rightful place in pro-life work, ministry

Building a culture of life is not solely the work of bishops and ordained clergy. Laypeople take the lead in diocesan and parish settings, and in independent organizations, to make the case for life.
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Creche crush: D.C. couple has collection of 500 Nativity scenes

Thanks to their travels throughout the world over the past 40 years, this Catholic couple has collected at least 500 Nativity scenes.
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‘I’d sure want my kid in school,’ even as a refugee, singer says

McMurtry is one of a fistful of performers crisscrossing the western United States as part of the Lampedusa tour that benefits Jesuit Refugee Service's Global Education Initiative
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Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

"Excessive inequality" threatens cooperation among all people in society "and the social pact it supports," said Bishop Frank J. Dewane in the U.S. bishops' annual Labor Day statement.
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Court: Company can take sisters’ land to build natural gas pipeline

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ and other landowners in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, have lost their court case to keep a natural gas pipeline from being built on their property.
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