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Youths say NCYC theme of ‘Blessed, Broken, Given’ has deep meaning for them

For three days, the 20,000 teenagers form a joyful, energetic and unifying representation of how much their Catholic faith means to them, of how much they have to offer the church.
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Poland’s communist-era primate recalled for sanctity, statesmanship

"We must see him not just as a statesman who led church and society, like Moses, through the red sea of communism, but also as a fervent believer in God who served people," said Capuchin Father Gabriel Bartoszewski, vice postulator of the cardinal's process.
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A missionary shares joy, not rules, pope tells Thai clergy, religious

In a large, predominantly Catholic village outside Bangkok, tens of thousands of people lined the roads and filled the grounds of a church complex to greet Pope Francis.
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Mid-Atlantic Congress designed to engage, inspire pastoral leaders

Pastoral and administrative leaders looking to learn about current trends and best practices in ministry while also enriching their spiritual lives are encouraged to attend the Mid-Atlantic Congress, set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel.
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Turkey Bowl 100: Fourth-generation Don adds to legacy

“Mitch does not operate in the spotlight,” coach Anthony Zehyoue said. “If a teammate is struggling, he prefers to go up to (them) in private, quietly encourage and support them, throughout the school day and in practice."
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This church ‘go-getter’ inspires a new generation of volunteers

“You know that actions speak louder than words. And people can be a testimony to their faith just by what they do and not by what they say,” Hoban said.
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Movie Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

The movie is at its best when the mesmerizing Hanks is on screen. But the treatment of topics like forgiveness, the need to prioritize family life over professional advancement and the power of prayer (Rogers was a Presbyterian minister) are consistently handled with skill.
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Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais

Missionaries are not mercenaries, but beggars who recognize that some brothers and sisters are missing from the community and long to hear the good news of salvation, Pope Francis told the Catholics of Thailand.
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Slain Jesuits remembered worldwide for sacrificing lives for poor, peace

Around the world, communities of their Jesuit brothers, but also laity involved in social justice circles and even Pope Francis, made sure their names and what they stood for was not forgotten.
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Issue of selling slaves ‘bigger than Georgetown,’ says descendant

The issue of Georgetown University selling slaves more than 180 years ago to get out of a debt that could have shut down the institution is "bigger than Georgetown," said one of the roughly 8,000 known descendants of those enslaved African Americans.
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Movie Review: ‘Frozen II

This movie's flaws are ultimately outweighed by sympathetic characters, visual flair and skillful, if sometimes overly complicated, storytelling.
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