Monthly Archives: April 2008

Interview with Nancy Wiechec

Many of the photos of Pope Benedict’s historic U.S. visit that you’ve seen on our home page and on this blog were taken by our visual media manager, Nancy Wiechec (right). Many of them are what I consider to be … Continue reading

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Students use creativity to cover the pope

If you’ve noticed, a theme here this week is stories being told back home about seeing Pope Benedict. Sister Carol Hoverman, editor of the archdiocesan newspaper The Witness in Dubuque, Iowa, has her own compilation of personal accounts. As she says, “Each … Continue reading

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Dream on

My colleague, CNS international editor Barb Fraze, blogged last month about papal-visit nightmares before the trip. As a stringer covering the New York lap of the visit, I too had a couple of unexpected dreams related to missed press buses. Now, … Continue reading

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A great quote about Yankee Stadium and the pope

We’ve written before about how Yankee Stadium, the “cathedral of baseball” to many sports fans, looked like a real cathedral for the pope’s Mass. And we talked here yesterday about memorable moments and memorable quotes from the trip. Well, following up … Continue reading

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Talking about the pope back home

Numerous Catholic papers came out this past weekend with coverage of the papal trip but also personal reflections on how the trip touched the lives of local Catholics. Some examples: The Catholic Explorer in the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., published … Continue reading

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Cardinal O’Malley on meeting with victims

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston gave an interview to his archdiocesan newspaper, The Pilot, headlined “Cardinal reflects on apostolic visit, meeting with victims.” We’re working on a story on it for today. In the interview, Cardinal O’Malley calls the presentation … Continue reading

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The Internet is nice, but …

Yes, you can get all the texts from Pope Benedict’s historic visit to the United States from various locations on the Internet, but wouldn’t you (or your parish study group) rather have them in one easy-to-read, magazine-style format? If so, … Continue reading

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