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Jesus Means What He Says

Sunday, Feb. 24, is the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C). Mass Readings: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Psalm 103: 1-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38. Is Jesus serious? Does he really mean it when he says in today’s...

TV Picks 02.17.19

SUNDAY, Feb. 17, 10pm, 5:03am The Secret History of the White House HISTORY Journalists and “insiders” weigh in on construction at the Executive Mansion through the years, including a top-secret project 2007-2012.   MONDAY, Feb. 18,...

Home Video Picks & Passes 02.17.19

Lars and the Real Girl (2007) — PICK Three Identical Strangers (2018) — PICK The Secret Garden (1993) — PICK   Recent home-video releases on Blu-ray, Amazon and Netflix have been … um, kind of terrible. But on Hulu there are new arrivals worth...

Whither Chief Justice John Roberts?

WASHINGTON — During his 2005 confirmation hearing, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts described cases that overturned precedent as “a jolt to the legal system.” Precedent, he said, “plays an important role in promoting stability and...

SDG Reviews ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

Nine years ago, How to Train Your Dragon threw together Vikings, dragons and a standard-issue Junior Knows Best plot, and came up with something pretty cool. If it was about time-worn themes of overcoming prejudice and accepting differences, it...

Baptism: An Absolutely Priceless Gift

We baptized our fifth child on a Saturday morning in January. It was bitterly cold outside, but the church was warm. There were the usual elements: salt, chrism and water. Satan and his works were rejected. A new Christian was born. As a member...

Pope Francis Names Cardinal Kevin Farrell Camerlengo

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis Thursday nominated a new camerlengo, Irish-American Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life and a former bishop of Dallas. Cardinal Farrell’s responsibilities as camerlengo...