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First-time author shares gifts of remembrance, hope and faith
On the heels of the Month of All Souls, the 293 pages of first-time novelist Lillian Corrigan’s “The Bricks and Sticks of Life” offer readers a chance to pause and recall their own memories of departed loved ones who influenced their lives.

Drawing from her own, real-life experiences, Corrigan offers a portrait of a man named Mitch Conner based on her late father-in-law. Corrigan, a member of Our Lady of Sorrows/St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton Township, endows this contemporary hero with gifts for “unlocking the potential in others” and treasuring those he loves beyond all measure.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

New inspirational children's books will make great gifts for Christmas
WASHINGTON -- The following books are suitable for Christmas giving: More ...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Rules Don't Apply
NEW YORK -- Warren Beatty wrote, directed and stars in "Rules Don't Apply" (Fox), a loosely fact-based tale set within the secretive world of eccentric industrialist Howard Hughes (1905-1976). More ...
Friday, December 2, 2016
Father Alphonse Stephenson's orchestra coming to Brick parish
Father Alphonse Stephenson, a familiar face in the New Jersey classical music scene for decades, is celebrating 30 years with his Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea by bringing it back to where it began. More ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Family-friendly Christmas musical to be staged in Monmouth Beach
Lighthouse Productions of Oceanport, a Christian family theater company, will present an original musical, “The Search for Christmas,” Dec. 8-11 in the Precious Blood Parish Center, Monmouth Beach. More ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Christmastime in Ireland concert planned

Famed father and daughter Irish performers Tony and Victoria Kenny and comedian George Casey will headline the “Christmastime in Ireland” concert and revue to be held Dec. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Gregory the Great Parish Center, 4260 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
NEW YORK -- The same tropical setting that provided the backdrop for the 1949 musical "South Pacific" now lends its exotic flavor to the animated feature "Moana" (Disney). More ...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Pilgrims' Path -- The faith of a nation unfolds in Princeton exhibit
Like pieces of a unique historical puzzle, the 140 artifacts currently on display in The Aquinas Institute, Princeton University, reveal the faith story of a country that would become the United States of America.

Entitled “The Printed Word: Faith Aspirations of a Young Nation,” the exhibit opened with a preview for invited guests Nov. 18. Included among the displays are Bibles, prayer books, religious tracts and sermons, maps, documents, photos and a host of other treasured artifacts dating from as far back as the 1600s.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
NEW YORK -- Like time travelers from the Golden Age of Hollywood studio films, the characters played by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in "Allied" (Paramount) don't allow a little event like World War II to muss their elegant coifs. More ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
NEW YORK -- Fans of British novelist P.G. Wodehouse have a special place in their hearts for one of his most memorable comic creations, a shy and eccentric newt fancier with the immortal name Augustus Fink-Nottle. More ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
'Face of Mercy' documentary shows how mercy works in people's lives
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- "The Face of Mercy," a new Knights of Columbus documentary that tells personal stories about the impact of God's mercy on people's lives, is airing on ABC affiliates nationwide as U.S. Catholics prepared to celebrate the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Nov. 20. More ...
Friday, November 18, 2016
Almost Christmas
NEW YORK -- Writer-director David E. Talbert's ensemble comedy "Almost Christmas" (Universal) is clearly meant to be a crowd-pleasing holiday treat. More ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Rumson parish choir to perform Handel's 'Messiah'
Holy Cross Parish, Rumson, is celebrating the Advent season through music with a choir concert featuring George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” More ...
Monday, November 14, 2016

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