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All We Owe

Sunday, Sept. 17, is the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: Sirach 27:30--28:7; Psalms 103:1-4, 9-12; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35. In today’s Gospel, Peter asks the famous question: “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must...

Millennial Pro-Lifers Are Lights Amid the Darkness

For years, pro-life groups have been working to defund Planned Parenthood, which currently receives $500 million per year in taxpayer money and performs some 330,000 abortions annually. Yet Planned Parenthood continues to be funded. When...

Q-and-A With Jesus

ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS OF JESUS By Father Andrew Apostoli EWTN Publishing/Sophia Institute Press, 2016 128 pages, $11.95 (available with DVD for $18.50) To order: or (800) 854-6316     It is commonly accepted th

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Draws Mixed Reaction

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ apostolic letter Magnum Principium, which shifts some responsibility for translating liturgical texts away from the Vatican to local bishops, has drawn mixed reactions. Some liturgists have expressed concern that it...

SDG Reviews ‘Menashe’

Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein’s debut film Fill the Void (2012) and her follow-up The Wedding Plan (2016) take the viewer into the hidden world of Hasidic Jewish communities in Israel. Menashe, documentary filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein’s first...

Prayers Offered in Wake of London Terrorist Attack in Subway

LONDON — After a terrorist attack on a commuter train left more than 20 people injured in London on Friday, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster decried the act as cowardly and offered his prayers for peace. “I am dismayed at yet another...

TV Picks 09.17.17

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, Sept. 16-17 EWTN Family Celebration EWTN Recorded the previous weekend, watch EWTN’s 2017 Family Celebration in Worcester, Massachusetts. Speakers for the event included Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, Father Maurice Emelu, Susan...

Letters 09.17.17

Refugee Issues As we struggle with refugee issues on national and global levels, I suggest that five faith-based teachings provide some important substance for our discussion. First, the dignity of every person — all 7 billion people living on...

Rising Above the Tumult

I have learned never to underestimate humanity’s ability to rise above the divisive ideologies of the day and exhibit Christlike love for one other. Case in point: Our page-one story highlights the national response to relieve the flood-stricken...

Home Video Picks & Passes 09.17.17

E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) — PICK The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) — PICK The pain of divorce and anger over paternal abandonment stab through two of the best family fantasy films ever to address the topic. One is a masterpiece, and the...