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Movie Recommendation: "The Big Sick"

"The Big Sick" is a recent romantic comedy based on the true story of the 2007 courtship of an interracial couple. Kumail, a stand-up comedian, is originally from Pakistan and Emily, a therapist, is from North Carolina. There are serious moments as they deal with parental issues and Emily's life-threatening illness. It's available on ppv etc. 

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Women of Excellence Awards

The Progress Women of Excellence Awards takes place each November. Hosted by the Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis, it honours 7 inspirational women who play an important role in our community. Women at the pinnacle of their professions are recognized in the following categories: Arts and Culture, Communications/Public Affairs, Education and Research, Entrepreneur/Innovator, Health Sport and Wellness, Management and the Professions and Young Women of Distinction.

This year, Progress Women of Excellence is honouring Libby Osgood, recognizing her as a passionate educator and innovative researcher.

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Building a Bridge, by Father James Martin, sj

What a timely little book to introduce into our current society, our sometimes divisive parishes, groups, families, even! Father Martin leads us, through biblical passages and reflective questions, to learn and re-learn sensitivity, respect and compassion in relationships. (Sample: Ps. 139, Question 1: “Think about what it means for you to “be wonderfully made.” Can you praise God, as the Psalmist does? What would your praise look like? The author is speaking to Catholic leaders, to members of the LGBT community and to all of us who claim discipleship with Jesus. 

Building a Bridge, by Father James Martin, sj (HarperCollins, NY: 2017, 144 pages)

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