Monthly Archives: October 2007

New edition on Knights Templar: No free copies

To a medieval historian, it was a real temptation. Franco Cardini, one of Italy’s most renowned experts on the Middle Ages, candidly confessed as much during a press conference last week. In front of him on the speaker’s dais stood … Continue reading

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Tributes from the Catholic press for a new cardinal

All of us in the Catholic press were thrilled when Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop John P. Foley, the longtime president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, a cardinal. Cardinal-designate Foley has been our friend and mentor going back to … Continue reading

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This week in Origins

Another edition of Origins CNS Documentary Service is online and in the mail. Here’s what’s in the new edition dated Nov. 1: The English-speaking Catholic bishops from Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria call for the opening of “new doors” … Continue reading

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USCCB says ‘Bella’ ’should resonate deeply with Catholic viewers’

Another followup to an earlier post: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office for Film and Broadcasting review of “Bella” is now publicly available. Harry Forbes (more about him here) says of the movie: “Above all, the film has an affirmative … Continue reading

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Climate change: Al Gore and Pope Benedict

Following up on our post the other day about Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize, we give you a link to an article in Our Sunday Visitor about stewardship of the earth as a moral issue. But as the OSV article … Continue reading

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The importance of praying for rain

It’s raining here today, finally, after a record number of days without measurable precipitation, but things have been even worse in Georgia, where Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta recently wrote a column in The Georgia Bulletin about the importance … Continue reading

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Seminarian says creating artwork helped him hear the call to priesthood

The journey toward the priesthood takes place in many ways, as shown once again by this story in The Michigan Catholic in Detroit about seminarian Craig Giera. His art gave him time to read and pray and learn about himself. … Continue reading

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