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St. Josephine Bakhita—A Model of Faith

Her kidnappers gave her the name Bakhita, meaning “fortunate. ” Her life in captivity wasn’t quite so. Born in Darfur in 1869, Josephine Bakhita was taken by Arab slave traders when she was 9.

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The Greatest Christmas Films & TV Specials

“Sleigh bells ring. Are you listening? ”

Nope.

“I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. ”

That’s impractical.

“Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy: ‘Do you hear what I hear?’ ”

Talking lambs?

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Good Bones

It wouldn’t be unfair to credit Fixer Upper for reinventing the home renovation genre. The hit series, hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines, has become an omnipresent force on the networkÑand with good reason. Their hilarious chemistry has become their trademark. Hoping to capture lightning in a bottle twice, HGTV has given us Good Bones, hosted by mother-daughter team Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak.

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And (Equal) Justice for All

I’ll never forget watching news footage in late 2014 as Robert P. McCulloch, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri, announced that the grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown Jr., 18, the previous August in Ferguson. And like many, I suspect, I was conflicted.

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