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Cat in a hat and sword rated A-1 is No. 1...

An exceptionally intelligent and energetic script that includes a moral lesson propels "Puss in Boots," a 3-D animated children's feature that provides the back...

‘The Rum Diary’ is alcohol-fueled coming of age story

Smoke, drink, be hung over, repeat. That's the lusty refrain of "The Rum Diary" (FilmDistrict), although you would expect nothing else from a film...

Manila’s new archbishop able to laugh at himself

IMUS, Philippines -- On a recent Sunday morning, Nemie Anciado squinted against the searing sun shining on the doorway of the crowded Our Lady...

San Francisco cathedral bell found

SAN FRANCISCO -- The historic bell stolen Oct. 23 from the grounds of St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco was recovered Oct. 26 in...

Changes in the words at Mass are a good thing

The Dialog has been reporting in a series of stories this year on preparations for changes in the English-language translation of the Mass coming...

Looking at parish closures from different angles

"The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith" by Julian Guthrie. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Boston,...

Bell stolen from San Francisco cathedral

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 5,330-pound church bell owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco since 1889 has been stolen from the grounds of St....

London Benedictines investigated over abuse cases

LONDON -- At the request of the Vatican, a bishop has conducted a review of child protection procedures at a Benedictine abbey following a...

Catholic students at Jesuit house help Thai flood victims

BANGKOK -- Catholic university students and staff used the Jesuit residence, Xavier Hall, as a base for relief efforts for flood victims on the...

Catholics recall Gadhafi’s brutality, look to future

BEIRUT -- Catholic leaders said they could not rejoice at the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but they recalled some of his more...

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