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December 15, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, JOHN MULDERIG

NEW YORK. Its rather ill-chosen title notwithstanding, “The Man Who Invented Christmas” (PG, Bleecker Street) involves no denial of the Nativity.

Instead, this charming fact-based historical drama tells the origin story of Victorian author Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 novella, “A Christmas Carol.”


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Double Duty

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday
December 15, 2017  |  By CAROL ZIMMERMANN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass obligation will have to think again.
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September 1, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. The National Weather Service said in a tweet Aug. 27 that the rainfall expected after the hurricane and storm are over “are beyond anything experienced before.” The hurricane, named Harvey, is said to be the strongest one to hit the United States in more than a decade and perhaps the strongest one to make landfall in Texas.
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Working for Unity

Bishops form new body to address ‘sin of racism’ that ‘inflicts’ nation
September 1, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Saying there is an “urgent need” to address “the sin of racism” in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it.
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September 1, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Catholics in Oklahoma have been preparing for a long time for this moment. Many, like Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, had faith it would come, but there’s still a sense of awe, to think that a farm boy, one of their own, is about to take a step toward official sainthood.
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Violence in Virginia

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly
August 18, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON.  In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.
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July 7, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK. Stylish and energetic, the high-octane crime drama “Baby Driver” (R, TriStar) blends pop music, dizzying car chases and some dark humor to impressive effect.

While the film’s basic values are sound, however, late plot developments involve a quantity of bloodletting that will seem excessive to many moviegoers.


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Convocation 2017

Combination pep rally, retreat inspires Catholic leaders
July 7, 2017  |  By CAROL ZIMMERMANN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
ORLANDO, Fla. From July 1-4 the main floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando was transformed into a huge parish hall with places for worship, prayer, discussion, and even coffee and doughnuts during the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.” At the convocation 3,500 church leaders — men and women religious, bishops and laypeople — gathered to set a new course for the U.S. Catholic Church.
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June 16, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK.  Close to eight decades ago, William Moulton Marston — whose name seems more suited to a stodgy novelist than a writer of comic books — created Wonder Woman. In the years since, the character has, of course, become a staple for DC Comics.
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June 2, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK.  Iconic and eccentric buccaneer Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) hoists the black flag for a fifth time in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (PG-13, Disney). The result is a flashy but ultimately unsatisfying journey for the theme park ride-based franchise that first set sail in 2003.
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May 18, 2017  |  By CINDY WOODEN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD
VATICAN CITY. Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
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May 4, 2017  |  By KEANINE GRIGGS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
VATICAN CITY. While searching for a connection today often means looking for Wi-Fi, Pope Francis said real connections between people are the only hope for the future.
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