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TCC Films: Les Miserables

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Les Mis

The film version of Les Miserables has a few weak spots, Russel Crowe’s voice comes to mind, but Victor Hugo’s story is epic and will break your heart, and director Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) does a masterful job. Read the rest of our review and watch the trailer after the jump:

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Vatican Will Offer Free Haircuts, Shaves and Showers for Homeless

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St. Peter's Square

In addition to showers, the Vatican will now offer free haircuts and shaves for the homeless in St. Peter’s Square. Read the story from The Independent UK here: Vatican Will Offer Free Haircuts, Shaves and Showers for Homeless in St. Peter’s Square

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Catholic Professor and Others Offer to Take Lashes for Saudi Blogger

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Raif Badawi

Catholic professor, Robert P. George, and other members of the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom, have spoken out in the case of the Saudi Muslim blogger, Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam. More from The National Catholic Register here: Catholic Professor and Religious Leaders Offer to Take Lashes for Saudi Blogger

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Alone, Yet Not Alone

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Rabbi Heschel and MLK Jr. David Brooks writes for The New York Times about how the experience of faith differs from the popular perception of religion. “Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel described one experience of faith in his book God in Search of Man: ‘Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…Everything is phenomenal. …To be spiritual is to be amazed.'” Read it here: Alone, Yet Not Alone (Above: Rabbi Abraham Heschel and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

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Everything I Know about Prayer I Relearned in Spin Class

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spin class

“Some of the activities in our lives that are ostensibly removed from all things spiritual actually can inform our understanding of the spiritual life.” Read the whole piece from Michael Rossmann, SJ in The Jesuit Post here: Everything I Know about Prayer I Learned in Spin Class. Photo after the jump:

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