Monthly Archives: December 2007

Jesse Tree ornaments available for download

Here’s something rather unique: Our friends at Faith magazine in the Diocese of Erie, Pa., have posted free, downloadable Jesse Tree ornaments. Rich Papalia, Erie’s graphics manager and Webmaster, says the response has been tremendous. Here’s your chance to familiarize … Continue reading

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Vatican passes on makeover offer

The Vatican has no intention of hiring famed Italian movie and opera director Franco Zeffirelli to be the pope’s image-maker or to be an Inquisitor for religious films. The Italian maestro told the Italian daily La Stampa over the weekend … Continue reading

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Utah bishop’s latest podcast is on Advent

As far as I know, Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City and the staff of his diocesan paper, the Intermountain Catholic, are the only folks producing a regular podcast featuring the bishop in, as the title of the … Continue reading

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‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’: The story behind the song

That’s the headline on an article in this month’s St. Anthony Messenger magazine on the origins of the popular Christmas classic song “Do You Hear What I Hear?” The song, performed and recorded by dozens of artists, was not of … Continue reading

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‘They’re absent from Mass, but they haven’t left the church’

If the subject of Mass attendance intrigues you, you’ll probably be interested in this: The Diocese of Providence, R.I., which according to the Rhode Island Catholic has a committee beginning to study Mass attendance rates in the state, brought an Australian … Continue reading

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Where has this year gone?

As if I needed any reminder of how fast this year is flying by, here’s a story out of Knoxville, Tenn., on preparations for sending busloads of students to Washington next month for the annual March for Life, from The … Continue reading

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More evidence of Bibles in China

Remember the buzz last month that Bibles were being banned at the Olympics in Beijing next summer? Like many rumors, this one had an air of believability, especially to people who may not be current on the state of religion in … Continue reading

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