Monthly Archives: March 2008

A little name change

Sharp-eyed viewers of these pages may have noticed a slight name change: Rather than calling this the CNS News Hub, we’re now simply calling it the CNS Blog. The reason for the name change is equally simple. When this all … Continue reading

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Also worth noting …

From here and there around the Catholic press:  — Spreading the message of mercy. A story in the Arlington Catholic Herald in Virginia about a local nun who feels a close connection to St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun who … Continue reading

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Pope to see ballgame in D.C.

I don’t usually blog on the weekend, but this is too good to pass up. Did you know that Pope Benedict is going to catch a ballgame at the new Nationals Park in D.C. when he’s here in just over … Continue reading

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The nightmares of preparing for a papal visit

The next time a journalist tells you that preparing for a papal trip is a nightmare, you might want to take it as a literal statement. From applying for media credentials to planning preview stories, assigning coverage to purchasing additional … Continue reading

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Pastry dialogue

I wandered into Rome’s Jewish ghetto neighborhood because I read an intriguing little report about Pope Benedict’s favorite bakery. The tiny Limentani pastry shop has long been a favorite of mine. I go for the same reason most people go: … Continue reading

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Popemobile shipped to U.S.

(Cross-post from the CNS Vatican page.) VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Pope Benedict XVI probably has not begun packing his bags for his April 15-20 trip to the United States, one big Vatican package was prepared just after Easter. The white, … Continue reading

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Safe and sound

The Vatican is the safest and most stable country on Earth, according to a British-based risk assessment organization.  Jane’s Information Group analyzed 235 nations and independent territories around the world, taking into account each country’s political makeup, social and economic progress, … Continue reading

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