Monthly Archives: April 2008

Around the world in 577 days

VATICAN CITY — Samuel Clear from Tasmania was in Rome this week on the last leg of his walk around the world promoting prayer for Christian unity. You can read about it here. An official at the Vatican’s Pontifical Council … Continue reading

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Candid camera

Catholic Press Photo photographer Alessia Giuliani caught the following candid photo of CNS Rome bureau chief John Thavis at Park East Synagogue in New York April 18. Thavis, who has covered the Vatican for more than 25 years for Catholic News … Continue reading

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Cranking it out during the papapalooza

Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the U.S. was a short one compared to the lengthier jaunts of his globe-trotting predecessor, but this 81-year-old pope packed in a lot during the six days of his Great American Papapalooza. As journalists, we … Continue reading

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Things critics forget to mention

Here at CNS, we don’t mind criticism (it comes with the territory), but it always helps if the criticism is well informed. Unfortunately, our critics sometimes choose to ignore or are totally unaware of other stories that balance out the … Continue reading

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Kids say the darndest things

My daughter’s pre-K teacher offered an opportunity for parents to talk about what they do during the day while their children attend school. Given the distaste in which some people hold journalists, I didn’t know whether my job would qualify. … Continue reading

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Reliving the papal trip to America

Don’t forget that you can relive the historic visit of Pope Benedict to the United States by watching the slideshow we’ve posted on our Web site, http://www.catholicnews.com. CNS deployed an army of photographers to the events on the papal itinerary, … Continue reading

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Text of pope at farewell ceremony

Here is the text as released by the Vatican of Pope Benedict’s address during the departure ceremony tonight at John F. Kennedy International Airport: Mr. Vice-President, Distinguished Civil Authorities, My Brother Bishops, Dear Brothers and Sisters, The time has come … Continue reading

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