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‘God Saved My Life,’ Says ‘The Rider’ Star Brady Jandreau

Chloé Zhao’s The Rider is one of the best films of 2018 so far, and it might be my favorite of the 2018 films I’ve seen. A breathtakingly beautiful Heartland tale of joy, pain and loss in the Native American cowboy world of the Dakotas, Zhao’s...

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Cardinal DiNardo Denounces New US Asylum, Family Separation Policies

MIAMI —At the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly on Wednesday, the conference president issued a statement condemning the Trump administration’s adoption of stricter asylum policies and its policy of family...

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Cultural Contradiction: Miss America Cancels Swimsuits, as More Americans Back Porn

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — While the nation’s largest beauty pageant is proudly covering up in the name of women’s empowerment, Americans increasingly believe pornography to be morally acceptable — a trend that one Catholic commentator finds to be...

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Cardinal Dolan: We Can’t Be ‘Neutral’ About Assisted Suicide

At its recent House of Delegates meeting, the American Medical Association voted to continue to study the principled stance against physician-assisted suicide that has been part of its Code of Ethics since 1994: “Physician-assisted suicide is...

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Pope: Mediocrity Is the Biggest Threat Young People Face

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Wednesday that the greatest danger modern youth face is not the array of problems that surround them, but, rather, the temptation to mediocrity — preferring to stay immobile rather than making a leap toward the...

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Rejection of German Intercommunion Proposal Seen as Positive

VATICAN CITY — A German proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion under certain circumstances was rejected by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) last month, in a surprise move that is being...

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We Should All Want to Be Neighbors With Mr. Rogers

The younger of my two sons has expressed his concerns to me about Google and the internet in general. “When we were kids, and we wondered about something, we asked you and Dad. Now, kids don’t ask their parents anything; if they’re curious about...

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Taking a Gamble on Legalized Sports Betting

WASHINGTON — Sports fans in some states may soon be able to place bets during a game if their favorite baseball team will score two runs in an inning, or if their college football quarterback will throw three touchdowns before halftime. On May...

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Poland’s Bishops Say ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Continues Catholic Teaching on the Family

WARSAW, Poland — The Catholic bishops of Poland believe Pope Francis’ thought on the family reveals the importance of “tenderness and closeness” in pastoral ministry and should be read in the spirit of continuity with previous popes, according to...

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Jack Phillips ‘Thrilled’ by Supreme Court Victory

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips was decisively vindicated by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning an order by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ordering him to bake cakes for same-sex marriage ceremonies. The order...