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Recent film and video ratings

Here is a list of recent films that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability. The first symbol after each title...

Pope emphasizes sacraments of healing in message to the sick

The following is the official Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s message for next month’s World Day of the Sick. "Stand up and go; your...

Sister Francis Paula Bader dies at 94

ASTON, Pa. — Sister Francis Paula Bader, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 76 years, died Jan. 2 in...

‘The Adventures of Tintin’ is exhilarating and family-friendly

Catholic News Service “Great snakes!” The characteristic exclamation of the titular hero of "The Adventures of Tintin" may also be the cry of surprised audience...

Vatican estimates 2.5 million saw pope at Vatican in 2011

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Prefecture of the Papal Household, the office responsible for handing out free tickets to papal events, estimated more...

If you want to be a nice person, what you believe...

By Father Robert Barron A team of sociologists, led by Catholic University professor William D’Antonio, recently published a survey that has gotten quite a bit...

Nuns launch billboard campaign to welcome ‘strangers’

DAVENPORT, Iowa — In anticipation of the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3, 10 communities of women religious in Iowa and nearby states bought billboards throughout...

“Tintin” and other Christmastime movie reviews

“The Adventures of Tintin” is A-1 family entertainment By Adam Shaw Catholic News Service “Great snakes!” The characteristic exclamation of the titular hero of “The Adventures of...

Bishop greets Bayard House residents at Advent dinner

Bishop Malooly offers a helping hand, as well as a gift, to Kala Sutton as she feeds her one-week old son Alijah during the...

Pope tells prisoners God loves them

Catholic News Service ROME — Pope Benedict XVI told inmates at a Rome prison that people say nasty things about him, too, but it's important...

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