Daily Archives: November 13, 2007

‘Youth minister gets ready to meet her groom’

You’ve perhaps heard the term “consecrated virgin” but don’t know what it means or why someone would become one. Here’s an answer, courtesy of The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn., which interviewed a local youth minister who plans to become … Continue reading

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Tony Blair’s low-key conversion

At the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, attendants present a towel to you after washing your hands in the bathroom. It’s the kind of place where journalists cover events, but don’t bother to look up room rates. On Oct. … Continue reading

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A new liturgical translation with very little fuss

After the Italian bishops announced Monday that their new Lectionary was approved by the Vatican and ready for parish use, the story made all the newspapers and the most popular Catholic blogs. The focus generally was on changes made to … Continue reading

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What our faith teaches us about death

A funeral in Utah for an Army staff sergeant killed in Afghanistan brought words of consolation from the priest who celebrated the Mass. The Intermountain Catholic in Salt Lake City has the story of what our faith teaches us in … Continue reading

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George is not first cardinal elected bishops’ president

For you trivia buffs, Cardinal Francis E. George is not the first cardinal to be elected president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, as is being reported in some places. The first was the late Cardinal John J. Krol of Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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