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September 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Pope Francis is Catholic but he is of the Jesuit order – the first Jesuit ever to become Pope. What does that mean for the Vatican, America and the world’s over 1 billion Catholics? NJTV News anchor and host Mary Alice Williams joined MetroFocus to explain how Pope Francis and his Jesuit education is changing the church. RELATED: Navigating New […]

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September 25, 2015 at 4:04 pm

A look at the historic midtown treasure that received Pope Francis for evening prayers tonight: St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A breathtaking national landmark and beacon for those of the Catholic faith, the cathedral didn’t always sparkle so brilliantly. Starting in 2007, St. Patrick’s embarked on the most extensive and expensive restoration in the cathedral’s history. Repairs to the building’s stone facade, […]

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September 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

From the humble heartland, to the halls of Saint Peters as a Vatican insider, and to the streets of New York City, Father Jonathan Morris has followed where his faith leads him. Father Jon’s New York Times bestsellers “The Promise: God’s Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts,” “God Wants You Happy: From Self Help to God’s Help,” and “The […]

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September 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

It’s an epidemic overrunning New York City – the apparent rise of homeless people living on the streets of Manhattan. But who’s to blame and how can the city help get people off the streets? Mary Brosnahan, President and CEO of the Coalition For The Homeless joins MetroFocus with an in-depth look at the problem and the solutions. As Jewish […]

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September 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm

The inaugural Lincoln Center Global Exchange—a high-level summit examining how art and culture can be even more effective in fostering vibrant cities, healthy citizens, and strong communities worldwide—culminates in an all-star evening of performances intended to reach a worldwide audience of citizens who believe that art remains a remarkable catalyst for change and an expression of the human spirit. Curated […]

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September 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Documentary Now! is a half-hour series on the Independent Film Channel. Created by SNL alums Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers, the series satirizes a different style of documentary every week. The series premiere, “Sandy Passage,” is a spoof of the Maysles brothers’ iconic 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens,” which depicts Big and Little Edie Beale, who went from the […]

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