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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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Rita of Cascia: Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow and member of a religious community. Her holiness was reflected in each phase of her life. 
<p>Born at Roccaporena in central Italy, Rita wanted to become a nun but was pressured at a young age into marrying a harsh and cruel man. During her 18-year marriage, she bore and raised two sons. After her husband was killed in a brawl and her sons had died, Rita tried to join the Augustinian nuns in Cascia. Unsuccessful at first because she was a widow, Rita eventually succeeded. </p><p>Over the years, her austerity, prayerfulness and charity became legendary. When she developed wounds on her forehead, people quickly associated them with the wounds from Christ's crown of thorns. She meditated frequently on Christ's passion. Her care for the sick nuns was especially loving. She also counseled lay people who came to her monastery. </p><p>Beatified in 1626, Rita was not canonized until 1900. She has acquired the reputation, together with St. Jude, as a saint of impossible cases. Many people visit her tomb each year.</p> American Catholic Blog Your sins are great? Just tell the Lord: Forgive me, help me to get up again, change my heart! –Pope Francis

 U.S. monks operate America’s first Trappist brewery.
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Against all expectations, Walt Disney took a theme park ride, "Pirates of the Caribbean," and turned it into a blockbuster film franchise.

Now the studio has similar hopes for an entire theme park area in "Tomorrowland."

The result? Disney has done ...

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Britt Robertson stars in a scene from the movie "Tomorrowland."

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Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
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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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