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Highlighting legends such as John Wayne, Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, and Bob Hope, Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends uncovers how these stars often stumbled, but later found solace in the Catholic faith.


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Gregory VII: The 10th century and the first half of the 11th were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman families. In 1049, things began to change when Pope Leo IX, a reformer, was elected. He brought a young monk named Hildebrand to Rome as his counselor and special representative on important missions. He was to become Gregory VII. 
<p>Three evils plagued the Church then: simony (the buying and selling of sacred offices and things), the unlawful marriage of the clergy and lay investiture (kings and nobles controlling the appointment of Church officials). To all of these Hildebrand directed his reformer’s attention, first as counselor to the popes and later (1073-1085) as pope himself. </p><p>Gregory’s papal letters stress the role of bishop of Rome as the vicar of Christ and the visible center of unity in the Church. He is well known for his long dispute with Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV over who should control the selection of bishops and abbots. </p><p>Gregory fiercely resisted any attack on the liberty of the Church. For this he suffered and finally died in exile. He said, “I have loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore I die in exile.” Thirty years later the Church finally won its struggle against lay investiture.</p> American Catholic Blog In Christ, true God and true man, our humanity was taken to God. Christ opened the path to us. If we entrust our life to him, if we let ourselves be guided by him, we are certain to be in safe hands, in the hands of our Savior.


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CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Pentecost
As Church we rely on the Holy Spirit to form us in the image of Christ.
Graduation
Let a special graduate know how proud you are of their accomplishment.
Friendship
Catholic Greetings e-cards help you connect with long-distance friends.
Reception into Full Communion
Participate in welcoming those completing their Christian initiation, and recall your own commitment to the faith.
Ordination Anniversary
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ENTERTAINMENT
Poltergeist
Hollywood's preoccupation with remakes continues with "Poltergeist" (Fox), a reimagining of the 1982 horror film that gave new meaning to the term "haunted house."

This time, a trio of producers (Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee) takes over from Steven ...

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Kennedi Clements stars in a scene from the movie "Poltergeist."



BIBLE REFLECTIONS
Sharing the Word - Franciscan Media Productions
Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Bringing Home the Word
The Space Between Faith and Doubt
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Doubt can lead us to question, to reflect, to understand reality at a deeper level.
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