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  • Star Wars Day: Finding Faith in the Fourth

    Star Wars Day: Finding Faith in the Fourth

    Being a play on the phrase “May the Force be with you,” May 4 is now popularly known as Star Wars Day by fans of the film franchise. Although not a real holiday, the day is an opportunity for people to look at some of the deeper religious significance which can be found in the science fiction series.

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  • How we know a ‘Francis effect’ on Catholicism is real

    How we know a ‘Francis effect’ on Catholicism is real

    No one doubts Pope Francis’ pulling power, whether in St Peter’s Square or on Instagram. But the fact that people want to see and hear Francis doesn’t tell you much about the impact he is having on them, or on the wider Church. To assess the success of a pope,

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  • We shall not look upon the likes of Mother Angelica again

    We shall not look upon the likes of Mother Angelica again

    ROME – With the death of Mother Angelica on Easter Sunday, the Church has lost the most charismatic American Catholic media personality of her time, as well as someone who proved beyond any doubt that a determined and savvy woman can, after all, wield real power inside an organization often

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  • Chicago Cardinal Francis George, the ‘American Ratzinger,’ dies

    During an era under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, when Catholicism was trying to swim against an increasingly secular tide in the Western world, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was the American prelate trusted by those two popes, almost above all others, to spearhead that project in the

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