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British monarchs to be allowed to marry Catholics

MANCHESTER, England -- The law that bans a British monarch from marrying a Catholic is to be lifted after more than 300 years. The reforms...

Navigating the holidays after the death of a loved one

When most people think of holidays and special occasions, they envision themselves among family and friends. But what happens when death strikes and someone is...

What to say to those who grieve

  Helping others cope with their grief is difficult, even if you have experienced your own tragic loss, but knowing what to say or what...

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....

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