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The Worst Religious Sin

God speaks in many tongues and to every color and age of people. By Joan Chittister

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Sleepless

There's little chance of catching a quick nap during "Sleepless" (Open Road), a noisy, vulgar, and highly violent police drama.

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Adventures in Ordinary Time

When family stresses get to this frazzled mom, her kids help her see the mystery, drama, and meaning all around her. By Karen Muensterman

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Give Yourself a Break

We often have more compassion for others than for ourselves. By Joyce Rupp

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The Truth About Trouble

The Truth About Trouble

Troubles will come. It's how we relate to them that matters. By Michael Scanlan, TOR.

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Life Lessons from the Mysteries of Light

When Saint John Paul II introduced these rosary mysteries, this author found a new way to pray through Ordinary Time. By Patricia Robertson

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The Upper Room in Jerusalem: The Most Important Room in Christendom

It's the location of the Last Supper, the gathering place of the apostles, and the home of Pentecost. By Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi

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Opponents of North Carolina's law limiting bathroom access for transgender people protest above the state's House of Representatives chamber in Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 21. (CNS photo/Jonathan Drake, Reuters) See TRANSGENDER-MANDATE-SUIT Dec. 29, 2016.

Benefits association, diocese file suit over HHS transgender regulation

The Catholic Benefits Association, the Diocese of Fargo and Catholic Charities North Dakota filed a lawsuit Dec. 28 in U.S. District Court in North Dakota against a federal regulation scheduled to take effect Jan. 1 that redefines "sex" for anti-discrimination purposes to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

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A large crowd greets Pope Francis as he arrives for an audience in mid-June in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. More than 3.2 million pilgrims visited and attended papal events, liturgies or prayer services at the Vatican in 2015, the Vatican said. (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA) See POPE-VISITORS Dec. 30, 2015.

Vatican says 3.9 million pilgrims visited during Jubilee year

More than 3.9 million pilgrims visited and attended papal events, liturgies or prayer services during the Holy Year of Mercy in 2016, the Vatican said.

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Donald Trump, then the Republicans' nominee for U.S. president, smiles as he sits between New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and wife Melania during the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City Oct. 20. Cardinal Dolan is among religious leaders will read from Scripture at Trump's presidential inauguration Jan. 20. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See 
INAUGURATION-TRUMP-DOLAN Dec. 28, 2016.

New York cardinal to participate in Trump inauguration

New York's Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.

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