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Significant wins seen in the battle against pornography

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- If it's happened to one vacationer or business traveler, it's happened to millions: You turn on the TV in your hotel room. On comes the hotel channel. There's a menu of options you can click. One of those options will be something along the lines of "Adult Desires."

TV program notes -- week of Dec. 23, 2018

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Dec. 23 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

TV film fare -- week of Dec. 23, 2018

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Dec. 23. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

Once Upon a Deadpool

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Somebody over at 20th Century Fox -- or, perhaps, someone in Marvel Comics' real-life universe -- came up with the following idea: Let's slightly rework this year's "Deadpool 2" in order to have it qualify for a less restrictive rating from the Motion Picture Association of America than the original R, let's market it to a broader audience over the holidays and let's give away a portion of the proceeds to charity.

Algerian martyrs bear witness to dialogue, peace, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The lives of 19 religious men and women martyred during the Algerian civil war are a testament to God's plan of love and peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, Pope Francis said.

Founding members honored at Women Affirming Life breakfast

NORWOOD -- Four generations of women, some accompanied by their husbands and children, gathered at Four Points by Sheraton on Dec. 8 for the annual Women Affirming Life Mass and Breakfast.

Forming the Future: Notre Dame Academy embraces International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

HINGHAM -- This year, the juniors at Notre Dame Academy had a new set of class options: they could take subjects offered in the two-year format of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a rigorous European curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

CSF supported students enjoy evening at the Boston Pops

BOSTON -- On Dec. 5, Christmas came a little early for students and faculty at Immaculate Conception (IC) School in Revere. These members of the IC School community were given the opportunity to attend "A Company Christmas at Pops," an evening featuring dinner at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, fun activities, a visit from Santa Claus and a raffle, all followed by a concert at Symphony Hall.

Cathedral renovations continue on schedule

BOSTON -- The restoration of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross continues on schedule, according to Michael Kieloch, the cathedral's director of communications.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

On Friday, I went to the IBEW Hall in Dorchester for the Labor Guild's annual Cushing-Gavin Awards Dinner.