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Home Video Picks & Passes 02.19.17

Pinocchio (1940) — PICK Queen of Katwe (2016) — PICK   The best live-action family film of 2016 is now on home video — and believe me when I tell you that every single person I’ve heard from about this film has thanked me for highlighting a...

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The Saints of Lent

Many of us will embark on retreats (the Register team has one at this time every year) and engage in other spiritual devotions. And many of us look to the Communion of Saints to intercede for us in a special way.Every Lent, we have the...

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Letters 02.19.17

Continuing to Pray Relevant to your election coverage: I attended a 2016 pre-election vigil Mass and recited prayers and novenas for the sake of having Catholic values recognized and protected by our government. We opted, in my opinion, to...

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God Commands: Don’t Worry!

Sunday, Feb. 26, is the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A). Mass Readings: Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34. In today’s Gospel, Jesus issues one of those commands that seem almost impossible. He commands...

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SDG Reviews ‘The Great Wall’

The Great Wall is one of those movies that is more interesting for what it portends and for the discussion around it than for what is actually onscreen. Not that what is onscreen, in the most literal sense, is bad or uninteresting. Zhang Yimou,...

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Reacting to President Trump, New York Governor Proposes Abortion Amendment

ALBANY, N.Y. — Wary that President Donald Trump’s administration could decisively change the balance of power on the Supreme Court against Roe v. Wade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has proposed a state constitutional amendment to protect...

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Cardinal Zen: I Fear the Vatican’s Ostpolitik With Communist China

Ipsa Cura Est (“He cares for you”) is a fitting motto for a man who has singled himself out in his robust defense of the persecuted — whether that’s members of Falun Gong or China’s persecuted Christians. Although now retired, Cardinal Joseph...

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Opus Dei’s New Head: ‘A First-Class Mind’

VATICAN CITY — The new head of Opus Dei is a humble, hard worker with a “first-class mind” who has immense loyalty to the Church and the personal prelature. This is according to Father Thomas Bohlin, regional vicar for Opus Dei in the United...

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Palestine Opens Embassy at the Vatican

JERUSALEM — In mid-January, the Palestinians fulfilled a dream: opening an embassy at the Holy See. The Vatican has informally recognized Palestine as a state since November 2012, following a United Nations vote that recognized it as a...

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More Than 10,000 Pro-Lifers Call for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — More than 10,000 pro-life advocates gathered at some 227 protest locations in 43 states and the District of Columbia on Feb. 11 to call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. “This weekend was huge, but it was not the end,” said...