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Monsignor James D. Watkins, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church since 2001, celebrate its 150 year anniversary and the extensive renovations of the building. About 250 families belong to the parish. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church celebrates 150 years with fresh look

By Meredith Somers - The Washington Times

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Northwest celebrated its 150th anniversary Sunday, mere days after completion of an extensive renovation that brightened the sanctuary, patched the roof and installed glass doors at the entrance. Published October 19, 2014

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Pope Francis catches an Italian flag thrown by a pilgrim, at the end of the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass celebrated for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

- Associated Press

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo,  protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening  in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about  the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera

- Associated Press

A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

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Rebecca Hagelin and her daughter Kristin Carey.

Healthy media habits make for a healthy family

In today's health-conscious culture, the saying "you are what you eat" is generally regarded as gospel truth. We know it's important to eat well because it's obvious that our lives are deeply affected by the quality of our diets. How much more important is it to watch what we put into our minds and pay attention to how it affects us?