Monthly Archives: December 2007

A Christmas Mass for the lonely and grieving

The homily I heard at Mass this morning touched on, among other things, looking out for people who are feeling lonely or sad this Christmas, perhaps because this is the first Christmas without a loved one. It reminded me of … Continue reading

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Harry Forbes interviewed on “Golden Compass” controversy

If you have been following the controversy over the review of “The Golden Compass” by the U.S. bishops’ Office for Film and Broadcasting, you’ll likely be interested in reading this story in the Fairfield County Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Glendon confirmed by Senate, rumors quashed

Here in Washington, separating fact from rumor is a major challenge for those of us who are news junkies, and that was especially true in this week’s confirmation of Mary Ann Glendon as the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. … Continue reading

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Searching for funding; small-town eucharistic procession

Two stories I meant to highlight earlier, but they’re still good to read: — Searching for fund-raising ideas? GoodSearch is just a click away, from The Compass in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., describes an Internet search engine that … Continue reading

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Navidad (y cocina) Mexicana at the Vatican

The usual pre-dining question in Italy is: pizza or pasta? But at the Vatican yesterday, Italian tradition was nudged aside and officials dined on chicken in mole sauce, tostados, shrimp ceviche, three very festive flavors of margarita and much more.  To celebrate … Continue reading

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25-year-old Peace Corps volunteer honored at funeral Mass

Here’s a sad story just in from Illinois: Family and friends of Blythe O’Sullivan, a Peace Corps volunteer who died in Suriname earlier this month, gathered this week to honor and celebrate her life at her funeral Mass, according to … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Christmas

Of course you would expect the Catholic press to celebrate the Christmas season with plenty of excellent reflections. They’re coming in fast and furious now. Some examples: — “12 practical ways to keep Christ in Christmas” in The Catholic Spirit … Continue reading

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