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Pope Francis: Cultural heritage an important contribution to faith

Pope Francis: Cultural heritage an important contribution to faith

Pope Francis sends a message to an international conference organized in Rome from 4-5 May by two Vatican Dicasteries, which explores the cataloging, management and innovation of the cultural heritage of religious communities. By Vatican News staff reporter The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and the Pontifical Council for …

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‘Peanuts,’ one of the world’s most popular cartoons, pushed for Title IX in the 1970s

The Peanuts characters reminded readers of the importance of Title IX at a moment when many schools and athletic programs were resistant to it. Peanuts © 1979 Peanuts Worldwide LLC Title IX was not tremendously popular with everyone when it first passed in 1972. The legislation, which bans sex-based discrimination in schools and sports funded …

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Houston Astros team up with big wine brand for limited-edition bottles

Houston Astros team up with big wine brand for limited-edition bottles

Baseball and beer go together like Jose Altuve and home runs. But now, fans who want to sip something other than a cold brew or Alex Bregman’s and Lance McCullers Jr.’s hard seltzer have a spirited new option. Woodbridge Wines, the Robert Mondavi brand and official wine partner of Major League Baseball, is releasing limited-edition …

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Full Metal Jacket and Kubrick: The ultimate anti-war films

Full Metal Jacket and Kubrick: The ultimate anti-war films

“Kubrick deals with the connection between the human death instinct and the machines we created to wreak havoc, destruction, and do the killing for us. He does so better than any other filmmaker, too,” insists Kuznick. “He knows there is something deeply irrational and absurd about human beings who create machines that will only end …

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