Monthly Archives: October 2007

When routine is not

Getting a place on a Vatican reporting pool can be a mixed blessing for journalists. If often means a chance to see Pope Benedict and a world leader up close. But it consumes a morning, and there’s usually not much … Continue reading

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The CNS News Hub is back!

After a three-month hiatus, the CNS News Hub is officially back in business. We hope you enjoy this new format, which is only an interim step until we get an entirely new Catholic News Service Web site early next year. … Continue reading

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This week in Origins

Another edition of Origins, CNS Documentary Service, for more than 35 years the primary source for church texts, is in the mail and posted online. Here’s what’s in the edition dated Oct. 25: If Muslims and Christians are not at peace, the … Continue reading

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Canadian Catholic TV network interviews CNS Rome bureau chief

Canada’s Salt + Light Television network this month broadcast an interview with the CNS Rome bureau chief, John Thavis, which we highly recommend. Click here to view it online. Thavis, you may recall, earlier this year won the Catholic Press … Continue reading

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Rating George Bush; support for Hillary?

National political issues are prominent in the current editions of two national Catholic publications this week. First, Our Sunday Visitor features a column by commentator Russell Shaw that asks how Catholics should rate the presidency of George W. Bush. And … Continue reading

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Story of the day (so far) …

Today’s stories on the 23 new cardinals named by Pope Benedict XVI include one memorable anecdote: Cardinal-designate John P. Foley was incognito in St. Peter’s Square when his name was called out: He said a pilgrim standing next to him … Continue reading

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Pope’s next encyclical — the real story

At CNS, we’re not above tooting our own horn when we have information no one else has reported. That’s definitely the case today with our story this morning that Pope Benedict XVI’s next encyclical has been completed and that it … Continue reading

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