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Milk & Honey

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Source: Catholic News Service

Low-budget drama which takes place over the course of one night about a middle-aged Manhattan couple -- both guilty of infidelity -- whose strained marriage is tested when an argument sparked by an embarrassing episode during a cocktail party drives the husband (Clint Jordan), an emotionally troubled stockbroker recovering from a recent mental meltdown, on an after-dark odyssey of soul-searching through the streets of New York, and his wife (Kirstin Russell) into the arms -- and eventually, the bed -- of a young performance artist who reminds her of a dead past love. Director Joe Maggio's meditation on human frailty illustrates how past sins can have ruinous effects in the present, but ends on a subtly hopeful note that seems to affirm the resilience of love. Several instances of full-frontal or partial nudity, including one adulterous sexual encounter, brief violence and much rough and crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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<p>Born in Agnone in southern Italy, a city famous for manufacturing bells and copper crafts, he was given the name Angelo at Baptism. He attended the local school run by the Conventual Franciscans and joined them at the age of 16. Antonio completed his studies for the priesthood in Assisi, where he was ordained in 1705. Further studies led to a doctorate in theology and appointments as a teacher in Agnone, Ravello and Naples. He also served as guardian in Naples. </p><p>Elected minister provincial in 1718, the following year he was appointed professor at St. Bonaventure College in Rome, a position he held until Pope Benedict XIII chose him as bishop of Bovino (near Foggia) in 1729. The pope explained, "I have chosen as bishop of Bovino an eminent theologian and a great saint." </p><p>His 23 years as bishop were marked by visits to local parishes and a renewal of gospel living among the people of his diocese. He dedicated his episcopal income to works of education and charity. At the urging of the Conventual minister general, Bishop Lucci wrote a major book about the saints and blesseds in the first 200 years of the Conventual Franciscans. </p><p>He was beatified in 1989, three years after his friend Francesco Antonio Fasani was canonized.</p> American Catholic Blog Father, we are all sinners. I am a sinner. I beg for the grace to never judge the actions of others, since it is possible that I might do the same things if I were in their situation. I ask this in Jesus's name, Amen.

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