Misc: O, Alma Mater

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o-alma-mater Anne Marie Maggins writes for Verily magazine about how she hasn’t wasted her Princeton education by raising her children full time.  Just because someone isn’t paid doesn’t mean they don’t have value or contribute to society. Read her essay here: O, Alma Mater

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Misc: Pope Calls for anti-human trafficking meeting at Vatican

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“The alarming increase in the trade in human beings is one of the pressing economic, social and political risks” of our time.  The Pope calls for an anti-human trafficking meeting at the Vatican. Read the story from Catholic News Service here: Pope Calls for anti-human trafficking meeting at Vatican. Learn more about the issue from Demand Abolition. And Free the Slaves.

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TCC Films: The Blind Side

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Sandra Bullock won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Blind Side. In the film she plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, an over the top southern decorator who lives in a McMansion and who, along with her husband Sean, adopts a poor black teenager named Michael Oher who goes on to football stardom.  The movie is adapted from Oher’s book I Beat the Odds, From Homelessness to the Blindside and Beyond, and because of Bullock’s superb performance, is definitely worth watching. Bullock said she felt like she was playing the character too big, until she met Tuohy and realized, “I wasn’t playing her big enough.” (PG-13) Watch the trailer after the jump:

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Misc: Catholic Push to Overhaul Immigration Goes to the Pews

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“Catholic bishops and priests from major dioceses across the country will preach a coordinated message [in September] backing changes in immigration policy, with some using Sunday Masses on Sept. 8 to urge Congressional passage of a legislative overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants.” Read about it in The New York TimesCatholic Push to Overhaul Immigration Goes to the Pews

Read the Pope’s homily on Immigrants and Solidarity here: Immigrants and Solidarity

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