Monthly Archives: November 2007

It’s official: Pope to sign second encyclical Nov. 30

CNS Rome bureau chief John Thavis reports that Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, made the announcement today. As we reported in October, the pope’s new encyclical is on Christian hope.

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Update: Catholic press meeting with Cardinal Levada

Update: Here’s a photo of the Catholic press meeting at the Vatican with Cardinal William J. Levada taken by Chris Gunty of the Florida Catholic:

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Inside the doctrinal congregation: Catholic journalists meet Cardinal Levada

It’s not every day that a group of reporters can sit around the conference table in the doctrinal congregation’s inner sanctum and toss questions at its cardinal-prefect. U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, named to head the Congregation for the Doctrine … Continue reading

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New blog combines reflections on faith, God’s presence outdoors

This one looks like a winner! The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn., has announced “a new blog by staff photographer and outdoors columnist Dave Hrbacek” called “Faith Out­doors.” Located at, Dave’s blog looks like it’s perfect for anyone who loves … Continue reading

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Historic university marks bicentennial

With the U.S. bishops’ meeting earlier this month in Baltimore, it would be easy to miss another story taking place at the same time — the celebration of the bicentennial of Mount St. Mary’s University and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. … Continue reading

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Two more Thanksgiving columns

Anna Weaver, writing in the Hawaii Catholic Herald, reflects on the simple gifts everyone should be thanking God for — including, for Hawaiians, “We live in a state that is beautiful and warm year round.” Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, writing in … Continue reading

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Local Catholic tries to bring faith back to ‘Ds’

This story may upset you or please you depending on your political affiliation, but in Oregon the Catholic Sentinel has a story on a Catholic man who is trying to organize and expand the numbers of religious believers in the … Continue reading

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