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Last Updated: January 17, 2017

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February 23, 2017
#Ashtags: When posting Ash Wednesday photos, use your head

Ash Wednesday seems to offer contradictory messages. The Gospel reading for the day is about not doing public acts of piety but the very act of getting ashes -- and walking around with them -- is pretty public.

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February 15, 2017
'Radical hospitality' drives founders of Houston food truck park to serve
'Radical hospitality' drives founders of Houston food truck park to serve

Above a row of dozens of craft beer taps, a handwritten line from the Rule of St. Benedict declares a mission: "Hospites Tamquam Christus Siscipiantur."

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February 10, 2017
Faith, love and flexibility: Longtime married couples share all three
Faith, love and flexibility: Longtime married couples share all three

A common faith, thinking as a team, being flexible and arguing candidly but respectfully describe some of the keys to a strong marriage for Claude and Yvette Arrington, named Oregon's longest married couple by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

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February 9, 2017
'Dead Man Walking' opera comes to Washington
The statement "preaching to the choir" had double meaning Feb. 6 at the Washington National Cathedral where religious leaders spoke against the death penalty and members of the Washington National Opera sang arias from the "Dead Man Walking" opera.
 
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January 27, 2017
Catholic-school students to celebrate Catholic education
Catholic-school students to celebrate Catholic education

Catholic-school students around the Diocese of Rochester are celebrating Catholic education during a special week dedicated to Catholic schools.

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January 23, 2017
Vatican Museums open doors wider with mobile-friendly website

In an effort to share its masterpieces with even more people around the world, the Vatican Museums has established a YouTube channel and revamped its website to offer high-resolution images and mobile-friendly information.

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January 13, 2017
Actor did St. Ignatius' spiritual exercises to prepare for priest role
Actor did St. Ignatius' spiritual exercises to prepare for priest role

Actor Andrew Garfield underwent the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, as part of his preparation for playing a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese's new film, "Silence."

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January 13, 2017
McDonald's near Vatican to give free meals to the poor
McDonald's near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

While the controversial opening of a McDonald's near the Vatican may not have all local residents singing, "I'm lovin' it," the popular fast food chain is trying to do its part in the neighborhood by helping the poor and the hungry. 

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