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As an admitted sentimental Christian humanist, I have to admit that this looks pretty wonderful.

However, after my disappointment with the Most Wonderful Movie in the World (https://caelumetterra.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/the-most-wonderful-movie-trailer-ever/) I probably will not make the prerequisite trip to Cleveland to see it, and will wait for the DVD. I will  eventually let you know if the trailer lives up to the expectations it evokes:

 

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The cardinal recalled that the Jewish people received the vocation to “be servants of God’s mercy in all nations.”

Moreover, he added, “this word appears in each of the Surahs of the Quran, which always begins by invoking the merciful God.”

“It’s also present everywhere in the Gospel,” the 60-year-old prelate reminded. “I don’t know why we have neglected it.”

More:

http://www.zenit.org/article-33173?l=english

Icon by Daniel Nichols

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These guys are my new favorites:

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“The share of people in rural areas over the past decade fell to 16 percent, passing the previous low of 20 percent in 2000. The rural share is expected to drop further as the U.S. population balloons from 309 million to 400 million by midcentury, leading people to crowd cities and suburbs and fill in the open spaces around them.

In 1910, the population share of rural America was 72 percent. Such areas remained home to a majority of Americans until 1950, amid post-World War II economic expansion and the baby boom.”

More:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hD8iBGd-q2IIydTv8JYz5C-ybUcw?docId=bd7d0d990f454dd38f64e69e73221cbd

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