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Podcast: Why Nicaragua suspended ties with the Vatican

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua suspended diplomatic ties with the Vatican in what appears to be retaliation for Pope Francis’ likening his regime to “a communist dictatorship in 1917, or a Hitlerian one in 1935.”

Top Vatican official says London property deal was a double ‘Via Crucis’

Ten people are on trial in the Vatican, facing multiple charges regarding the Vatican Secretariat of State’s investment in a property on Sloane Avenue in London. The Vatican lost more than $200 million on the deal.
America isn't always great about sports coverage—but college basketball has been an exception, particularly when it comes to March Madness.
James T. KeaneMarch 7, 2023

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Oscar-nominee ‘All that Breathes’ finds God in scavengers and parasites

“All That Breathes,” an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, echo aspects of Ignatian spirituality.

‘The Quiet Girl’ at the Oscars shows the Irish language’s surprising resurgence

Film-making in Ireland has been in the shadow of other cultural successes in literature and music. That may all be about to change. At this year’s Academy Awards, there are three movies with strong Irish connections up for Oscar consideration.

Review: What HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ teaches us about parenting and persevering

HBO's “The Last of Us” is based on a 2013 video game of the same name, which itself earned widespread praise for its emotional storyline.