Misc: Help the Earthquake Victims in Nepal and India

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Catholics in Nepal
(Above: Catholics in Nepal.) Pope Francis has offered prayers and support to the earthquake victims in Nepal. More from The National Catholic Register here: Pope Francis Leads Prayers for Nepal. Make a donation to Catholic Relief Services here: Help Nepal and India

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The ‘angel’ amid the garbage pickers

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Mama Maggie

Maggie Gobran, an upper middle-class Egyptian businesswoman and university professor, was called by God to trade her comfortable lifestyle for a life of helping the poorest of the poor, including educating 7 of the 21 Copts killed by ISIS. More from The Catholic Herald UK here: The ‘angel’ amid the garbage pickers

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TCC Films: Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

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Catholicism Series

Looking for a movie to watch with this weekend?  We recommend you order this excellent five disc, ten episode documentary series Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith presented by Fr. Bob Barron and watch it with a group. More and the trailer after the jump:

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TCC Films: Born into Brothels

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Born into Brothels In 2005 Born into Brothels won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film tells the story of eight children, growing up in Calcutta’s Red Light District. The filmmakers gave the children cameras and taught them how to take photos in order to document their lives and bring attention to the plight of prostitutes and trafficked women in India.  The children are, of course, a delight. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Given the Pope’s recent comments about human trafficking being one of the greatest human right’s issues of our day, we highly recommend this film. Watch the trailer after the jump:

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