Monthly Archives: May 2008

For many in Jerusalem, Bush means traffic

JERUSALEM — President George W. Bush is back in town. For the second time. I hear the helicopters announcing the U.S. president’s arrival to Jerusalem overhead as I type. He is meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Latin’s revival

VATICAN CITY — Surprisingly, the pope’s own Latinist had nothing to do with the recent birth of Latin on the Vatican’s official Web site. Wisconsin native Carmelite Father Reginald Foster told CNS the other day he didn’t have a hand … Continue reading

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Revisiting ‘do space aliens have souls?’

This week’s comments by the Vatican’s astronomer on whether space aliens would need Christ’s redemption is not the first time the church has examined the topic. Our Carol Glatz in Rome wrote a story two and a half years ago … Continue reading

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Water for life

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has just announced a press conference next Monday to unveil its pavilion at this summer’s Expo Zaragoza 2008. Like the international exposition, the theme of the Vatican pavilion will be water. It’s a topic that has … Continue reading

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Indulgence alert

Seeking an indulgence for remission of sin may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but judging from the Web hits on our story last December on how to gain an indulgence for the 150th anniversary of the apparitions at Lourdes, they certainly … Continue reading

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Pick a pope calendar

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has just released its 2009 calendar. Well, actually, it’s just released two calendars for 2009. One features what the newspaper calls “the most beautiful photographs of His Holiness Benedict XVI” — strolling while … Continue reading

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The Ethiopian Catholic Church

Michael La Civilta, executive editor on ONE magazine, writes about the tiny Ethiopian Catholic Church in the latest issue of the magazine. The magazine is the official publication of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, which works on behalf of … Continue reading

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