Journalist tells of life in Pakistan after Bhutto

A supporter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, leader of the opposition Pakistan People's Party, cries during a protest in Islamabad Dec. 28. (CNS/Reuters)For a first-person account of what it feels like to live under the threat of violence in Pakistan these days, check out this account by Kamran Chaudhry, Pakistan bureau chief for the Asian church news agency UCA News. Chaudry writes of a bomb explosion outside the high court, the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and the effects of the crisis on the country.

PHOTO: A supporter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, leader of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party, cries during a protest in Islamabad Dec. 28. (CNS/Reuters)

CNS column explores why Catholics stop going to Mass

A column by Father Eugene Hemrick on why Catholics stop attending Mass is getting well-deserved attention in the blogosphere, but no one knows that it’s ours! Actually, we’re not that bothered by isolated instances like this. Besides, the original post of the column came on the site of the Catholic Times in Springfield, Ill., one of our clients.

This also serves as a reminder that we don’t just produce news stories. We also provide our publishing clients with a variety of products, including columns that enliven the Catholic press. It’s just one more indication that Catholic News Service is your prime source for news, photos, graphics, columns and documentation on the church in the modern world.

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