Monthly Archives: May 2007

CNS Rome bureau chief Thavis wins CPA’s St. Francis de Sales Award

By Catholic News Service BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — Catholic News Service Rome bureau chief John Thavis was named May 25 as the winner of the 2007 St. Francis de Sales Award by the Catholic Press Association. The award is considered … Continue reading

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Adults getting confirmed often surprised by spiritual boost

The Catholic Sentinel in the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., says adult Catholics who receive the sacrament of confirmation — either because they missed it as a child or for other reasons — discover that they’ve been awakened to some unexpected … Continue reading

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Computer ‘podcast’ connects with Catholic men

A podcast aimed at men on the upcoming Sunday Scripture readings is being unveiled in Pittsburgh this month before going national on Father’s Day. The Pittsburgh Catholic provides the details.

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Finding hope amid disaster

You can find before and after photos of St. Joseph Church in Greensburg, Kan., and several stories about the May tornado that destroyed 95 percent of the town on this page of The Southwest Kansas Register, newspaper of the Diocese … Continue reading

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Voice of the Faithful facing financial, membership crisis

Voice of the Faithful, the New England-based church reform group founded in the wake of the clergy sex abuse crisis, is now in a financial crisis of its own, according to iobserve.org, the Web site of The Catholic Observer in … Continue reading

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Priesthood came from ‘dreaming big’

A new priest in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is a man born deaf who dreamed of entering the priesthood. “My parents instilled in me that I should never let my deafness interfere with what I want to do,” says the … Continue reading

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Redesigned ‘Catholic Trends’ gives insight to modern church

Time to toot our own horn: We’ve totally redesigned Catholic Trends, our every-other-week newsletter that keeps you on top of the latest developments in church life and practice. Pastors, religious orders, libraries, pastoral councils, campus ministers, hospital chaplains and many others … Continue reading

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