12.18
Misc: Finding God in a Storefront at the Mall

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Franciscans at the Mall

Franciscans are  opening chapels in shopping malls, where people can have a cup of coffee, ask for prayers, chat, or make a Confession (which Catholics are encouraged to do at least once during Advent). Read about their ministry of presence in The New York Times here: Finding God in a Storefront at the Mall 

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12.17
Misc: Pope Francis Helped Broker More Open Relations With Cuba

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Barack-Obama-Pope-Francis

Pope Francis has helped the US to normalize its relations with Cuba. Read more from Time here: Pope Francis Helped Broker Cuba Deal, and America here: Vatican Assists Historic Shift. See photos of popes and Catholics in Cuba after the jump:

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12.17
TCC TV: The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns Episodes 4 & 5

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The Sisterhood

In episodes 4 and 5, we see the girls in their final convent, and then at home again with their families. There are some developments I didn’t see coming, mainly that some actual discernment going on. See photos, watch a clip, and read the rest of Melissa Musick’s review after the jump. This review is made possible by our subscribers. Thank you!

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12.17
Memorial of St. Daniel and The Three Youths, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah

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Hirst-Golden-Calf

The art above is Damien Hirst’s “The Golden Calf.” Learn the story of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah aka Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, from our own Melissa Musick, and listen to some of the incredible music their story has inspired after the jump:

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12.17
TCC Playlist: Advent Hymns “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” by Sufjan Stevens

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Advent credo

”The “O Antiphons,” traditionally sung during the last week before Christmas (December 17-23) are more than a thousand years old. We know them best from the traditional Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Learn the “O Antiphons” and hear the hymn after the jump:

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