Monthly Archives: March 2008

Complaints about a story on Catholic marriage

Last month we reported on a nationwide survey that examined U.S. Catholic attitudes and practices regarding marriage. Made public Feb. 11, the survey was conducted in June 2007 by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University … Continue reading

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Anticipating what the pope might say

The Washington Post last week had a Page 1 story headlined “Catholic College Leaders Expect Pope to Deliver Stern Message.” And while no less an authority than the GetReligion blog called it “a pretty solid report,” it also warned how, as … Continue reading

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Catching a glimpse of the pope in U.S.

Today’s announcement of the Vatican’s official program for next month’s U.S. papal trip includes information on where you might be able to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI in the popemobile if you don’t have tickets for a papal event:  — … Continue reading

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Happy observance of St. Patrick’s Day

I’m wearing my green tie today even though, liturgically, today is not St. Patrick’s Day because of Holy Week. But that doesn’t mean that we have to go as far as the Canadian blogger who suggested over the weekend that we had … Continue reading

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Journeys of faith highlighted at Easter

‘Tis the season when thousands of people are making the final preparations to be received into the church at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening. Many Catholic publications are highlighting some of the journeys these new partners in faith have … Continue reading

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New sins? Hardly.

It’s always amusing to work in our newsroom on days like today when other news outlets are misinterpreting — or purposely hyping out of proportion — a story involving the church. Today’s case in point, if you have not heard, … Continue reading

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Why Catholics leave (continued) …

More Catholic press reaction to the release late last month of the landmark study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life on the religious affiliation of U.S. adults, this time from Our Sunday Visitor.  Editor John Norton wrote a … Continue reading

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