Daily Archives: November 25, 2007

A professional pronounces on Cardinal Foley’s puns

Actor-comedian Henry Gibson said the puns and quips for which Cardinal John P. Foley is famous (or infamous) “are excellent. His mind never stops.” The actor, known for his appearances on “Laugh-In” years ago and currently a frequent guest-star as Judge Clark … Continue reading

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Consistory features pieces of liturgical tradition

Careful observers at Saturday’s consistory may have noticed the retro style of Pope Benedict’s gold-embroidered miter. In fact, the pope was wearing a piece of history: this particular miter belonged to Pope Pius IX, who reigned in the late 1800s. … Continue reading

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Pope supports U.S. ‘day of prayer’ for peace conference

Pope Benedict expressed hope for progress at the upcoming international peace conference in Annapolis, Md., saying Palestinians and Israelis must find a way to reach a “just and definitive solution.” The pope endorsed the U.S. bishops’ call for today’s “day of prayer” … Continue reading

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Cardinals meet the crowds in the Apostolic Palace

It’s sometimes dubbed the world’s most exclusive club, but on Saturday the College of Cardinals threw a party with an open invitation. The courtesy visits in the Apostolic Palace are a consistory’s most democratic moment, as international pilgrims and curious … Continue reading

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