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Saving Our Battered Earth

There is a line in the encyclical “Laudato Si’” that is as bold as the man who wrote it: “A spirituality which forgets God as all-powerful and Creator is not acceptable. That is how we end up worshiping earthly powers, or ourselves usurping the place of God, even to the point of claiming an unlimited right to trample his creation underfoot.”

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Stained Glass window of Saint Josephine Bakhita

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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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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