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Angelo Jesus Canta is a graduate student of theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and former O’Hare Fellow at America. He studied Marian devotion in Italy and China as a Ricci Scholar at Loyola University Chicago.

FaithFaith in Focus
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Lay-led liturgies cannot be an adequate substitute for the Mass. Nothing can. But they can help move through these anxiety-ridden times.
Arts & CultureBooks
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In a collection of nine essays, Jia Tolentino writes about a range of topics, including the advent of our internet culture, the modern wedding industry, megachurch evangelical Christianity, market-driven feminism and college rape culture.
FaithFaith in Focus
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Pope Francis is calling us all to consider Mary not as an abstract helper but as a mother who has a proven track record of healing, protecting and watching over her people. 
FaithShort Take
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Most parish bulletins look like someone’s junk drawer, writes Angelo Jesus Canta, but there are easy ways to make them more inviting to readers.
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Americans are increasingly familiar with stories of unauthorized border crossings, but what about those who enter the United States legally—and stay longer than permitted? Grace Talusan’s new memoir, The Body Papers, explores this underrepresented immigrant story. In the Filipino diaspora, these immigrants are called T.N.T.s, short for tago ng tago, or “hiding and hiding.” T.N.T.s have visas and they simply remain when those visas expire.

Members of the Society of San Antonio di Padua da Montefalcione carry the statue of St. Anthony on Aug. 23 in Boston's North End neighborhood. (Angelo Jesus Canta)
FaithDispatches
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The annual weekend-long spectacle began in 1919 with Italian immigrants from the small village of Montefalcione in Avellino. Organizers say it is the largest Italian religious festival in New England.
Arts & CultureFilm
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As with most adaptations, the film does not fully capture the richness of the novel. But it comes very close.
FaithNews
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The issue at the heart of this debacle is the slur “Christ-killer.”
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Bishop Curry described Teilhard as “one of the great minds, great spirits of the 20th century.”
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Politics & SocietyDispatches
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The episode is the latest in a years-long struggle for Catholic colleges to balance support for diverse student populations while adhering to church teaching.