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Nun ministering to transgender women gets thumbs-up from Pope Nun ministering to transgender women gets thumbs-up from Pope

Nun ministering to transgender women gets thumbs-up from Pope

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Inés San Martín, Crux Now
 
Even during the summer, when Pope Francis has a much more private profile, the energizer bunny of popes is far from being inactive. This year, for instance, he took the time to answer an email from Sister Monica Astorga, a Discalced Carmelite nun who works with transgender women in his native Argentina, helping them get out of prostitution and substance abuse. 

Pope prays for dialogue and reconciliation in Jerusalem

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Catholic News Service

Pope Francis has called on Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land to ‘moderation and dialogue’ as tensions continued around a key site in Jerusalem that is sacred to members of both faiths.

Pope Francis, at the weekend, asked people gathered in St Peter's Square for the midday prayer to join him in asking the Lord to inspire reconciliation and peace in the region.

Film Review: Lady Macbeth

Monday 24 July 2017

Callum Ryan, Australian Catholic Office for Film & Broadcasting

LADY MACBETH. Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank. Directed by William Oldroyd. 89 minutes. Rated MA15+ (Strong sex scenes and coarse language). Sharmill Films.

‘Lady Macbeth’ is a tragic character study loosely based on Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District’. Moving the setting to mid-19th century England, this adaptation is a tale rooted in the past but told with boldly modern strokes, and what comes out the other end is a fiercely bleak and powerfully acted descent into the depths of the human psyche.
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