‘Mia Madre’: Graceful Portrait of Grief

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“Mia Madre,” by award-winning Italian director Nanni Moretti, paints the moving portrait of a woman faced with her mother’s death. The movie revolves around Marguerita, a successful film director. Her mother is in the hospital. The film’s shooting doesn’t go well, and Marguerita’s relations with the real, outside world become difficult. Between the demands of her… [Read more…]

Thousands in Paris attend memorial service for Friday’s terror victims

Paris flag The bell of Notre Dame tolled as around 3.000 people attended a special memorial service for the victims of Friday evening’s terror attacks. Among the anonymous congregation – the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Former President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, and former Prime Ministers Alain Juppe, and Francois Fillon. People of all faiths were welcome at the… [Read more…]

Chicago Cubs’ Player Driven by Memory of Sister

 He plays with a glove embroidered with her name. Because every catch Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez makes, every hit and home run, is for his sister, Noely, who was 21 when she died in April from complications related to spina bifida. “Her dream was for Javy to make it to the pros,” says their older… [Read more…]

Yes, It Is. America is Under Spiritual Attack

True Hope and Change in Jesus “America is the first country to say to its people: All of you have a right to speak. But today, speech is under siege.” – John Stossel Last week we had the privilege of appearing with John Stossel on Fox News to discuss the attack on free speech in America. He told us that today people… [Read more…]

For Grieving Town, Shooter Doesn’t Deserve a Name

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ROSEBURG, Ore. — Keith Weikum, a set builder and special effects operator for theater productions at Umpqua Community College, already had a skeptical expression when he opened his front door. The reporter standing outside asked him if he knew a particular UCC student who had signed up to be a production assistant on a play with… [Read more…]

How to watch Yogi Berra’s funeral on Tuesday

MONTCLAIR — Legendary Yankees catcher Yogi Berra will be laid to rest Tuesday. His funeral, which is going to be a private ceremony in Montclair, will be broadcast on the YES Network, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center has confirmed. “In response to the tremendous outpouring of love and condolences from Yogi’s friends and fans,… [Read more…]

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network Joins Sharecare

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New Content Collaborator to Educate Consumers on Spiritual Care, Palliative Care, End of Life

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Sharecare, a comprehensive health and wellness engagement platform, and HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), a global leader in spiritual-related education, research and clinical care, today announced that HCCN has joined Sharecare’s vibrant community of experts as a content collaborator. Through Sharecare’s interactive platform, HCCN will provide easily-accessible and consumer-friendly information… [Read more…]

N.J. pilot killed in plane crash ‘a life-long learner’

 CHESTER — The New Jersey man killed in a plane crash near Somerset Airport last week was “a life-long learner” who loved sailing, flying, skiing and traveling with his family in his free time. Philip Clements, a 62-year-old father and grandfather, was an “advocate for the next generation” who “had a passion for mentoring and teaching… [Read more…]

Thousands Grieve for Slain Illinois Police Officer

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CHICAGO — Under a perfect powder-blue sky, police officers from across the country came Monday to give a final salute to a fallen comrade killed in the small boating community of Fox Lake. Swarms of law enforcement in starched blue uniforms and badges wrapped in black mourning bands converged on Antioch Community High School for the… [Read more…]

Remembering 2 Young Women Shot at Movies

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – One was a talented artist who sang in an all-female band and planted trees to beautify her neighborhood. Another was studying to be a radiology technician and looking forward to a future with a longtime boyfriend. Jillian Johnson, 33, and Mayci Breaux, 21, were shot and killed last Thursday while watching the… [Read more…]