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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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April 7, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. 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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Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

‘Encuentro’ aims to engage Hispanics with Church in U.S.
April 6, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON.  In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.
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March 3, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou’s visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure “The Great Wall” (PG-13, Universal).
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March 2, 2017  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

BALTIMORE. The Catholic Church in the United States is gearing up for the fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry, to be held in September 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The effort got a personal endorsement from Pope Francis during a Nov. 15 video message to the U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore.


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