Monthly Archives: November 2007

Monks and Christmas trees: More than just a business

To kick off your Christmas season, St. Anthony Messenger magazine offers a feature on a group of monks near Chicago who have run a Christmas tree farm for almost 40 years. The article says selling Christmas trees “is more than … Continue reading

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Double standard in coverage of sex abuse?

This fall’s Associated Press stories about sex abuse in the public schools have been called a wake-up call for the nation, but now the National Catholic Register is wondering if the news media are being unfair by not giving the … Continue reading

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This week in Origins

Here’s the rundown for the latest edition of Origins: CNS Documentary Service dated Dec. 6: Muslim scholars have proposed that love of God and neighbor be the basis for a dialogue with Christians. Key to the outcome of such a … Continue reading

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People need God to have hope, pope says in new encyclical

Click here for our main story on the pope’s new encyclical.

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USCCB reviews “The Golden Compass”

The much-awaited movie review of “The Golden Compass” has been completed by the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting. It gets an A-II — adults and adolescents. An excerpt from the review: Most moviegoers with no foreknowledge of the books or Pullman’s … Continue reading

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‘Stop the presses! My former editor is now a cardinal’

That’s the great headline on one more tribute to newly elevated Cardinal John P. Foley, this time from Bob Zyskowski, associate publisher of The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn. (Pardon us for dwelling on Cardinal Foley stories this week, but we … Continue reading

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Catholics mark World AIDS Day

This Saturday is World AIDS Day, and in Portland, Ore., the Catholic Sentinel has a story about two University of Portland nursing students who are on a mission is to raise awareness of the disease. The story notes that the students, … Continue reading

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