The big guy with the red, white and blue shield returns to save the planet in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Disney), a rousing follow-up to two films, 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" and 2012's "The Avengers."
Readers interested in the Catholic Church's role in international development will benefit from reading three books which explain that the church long has been a formal presence in international development and that individuals rooted in Catholic tradition, prayer and Catholic social teaching can change the world.
But fair warning: Readers might feel inspired and uncomfortably challenged while reading them, for answering the call of Catholic social teaching, the books point out, is not an easy task.
"I am not writing a biography but a conversion story," Joseph Pearce explains in his new book, "Race With the Devil." His was a Christian conversion in the strict sense that it represented a full turnaround of his life.
A Catholic today, Pearce during his teens became a white supremacist in England, devoting his talents then and in his early 20s to promoting racism.
The Chicago-Detroit Jesuit province is teaming up with Loyola Productions' online IN Network for a seven-part Lenten film series to make its debut on seven Wednesdays in Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday.
The episodes will highlight Lenten themes and foster reflection and conversation. Questions for reflection and commentary are also offered.
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