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"When citizens of the European Union vote for a new continental parliament in late May, Catholic Church leaders will be hoping that the outcome endorses the bloc's continued existence but also sends a strong signal about much-needed change." Jonathan Luxmoore reports: Upcoming EU parliament vote highlights tensions, need for change
How I learned to stop worrying and love the word 'evangelization': Mike Jordan Laskey offers three points about what evangelization is not that have helped bring him around.
Georgia church incorporates artifacts from closed New York church: St. Gerard Church in Buffalo, New York, closed in 2008. But now, as CNS reports, "despite more than 900 miles between them, St. Gerard has given new life to Mary Our Queen Church."
Sr. Rose Pacatte reviews 'Tolkien', a "beautifully rendered film" about the youth of author J.R.R. Tolkien. The film gives "a sense of the key influences on Tolkien's writings," though Pacatte notes some criticisms.
If Br. Leo says, "Don't open that closet!", I don't know, maybe don't open the closet? Francis, the comic strip