Monthly Archives: February 2008

Also worth noting …

From here and there around the Catholic press: — Bishop’s secretary for 23 years says he does what needs to be done in service to the Lord. (Arlington Catholic Herald, Va.) — Pastor who drowned recalled as brilliant, generous, open-minded, … Continue reading

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New resources for preparing to welcome the pope

As excitement builds in the run-up to the pope’s April trip to the United States, we’d like to think that we have some of the best insights into who Pope Benedict is, what he’s going to find in his visit to America, and … Continue reading

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Inside the latest Israeli-Vatican meeting

The papal nuncio to Israel, Archbishop Antonio Franco,  has shed more light on the Vatican-Israeli meeting last December, which examined taxation and legal issues for the church in the Holy Land. In his interview with the online edition of Terra Santa magazine, Archbishop Franco sounded … Continue reading

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Life Teen program gets results in one N.Y. parish

Parishes or individuals interested in the Life Teen youth ministry program might want to check out this story in the Catholic Courier in the Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., on a parish that has seen results after only one month.

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Diocese discourages participation in Komen for the Cure

If you missed our news brief last week on the Diocese of Little Rock, Ark., discouraging its parishes and schools from supporting fundraising activities for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, here’s the full story from the Arkansas Catholic. The … Continue reading

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Naming a Vatican courtyard after Armenia’s patron saint

Under a beautifully sunny sky Friday, Pope Benedict XVI presided over the formal naming of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Courtyard on the north side of St. Peter’s Basilica. The courtyard, between the basilica’s exterior wall and a booth selling … Continue reading

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Christians in Gaza face difficult period

JERUSALEM — For security reasons I have not been to the Gaza Strip for quite some time now. But I do keep in touch with Holy Family Parish pastor Msgr. Manuel Musallam and other representatives of Christian organizations and other … Continue reading

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