Monthly Archives: June 2008

More resources for the year of St. Paul

Last week we passed along some resources for marking the year of St. Paul, which opened Saturday. Here are some other items worth your time: — For a good primer on who St. Paul was and why Pope Benedict is putting the … Continue reading

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Permanent diaconate growing

While much has been made about the shortage of priests in the last decade, the number of men committing themselves to the permanent diaconate seems to be doing well. Many dioceses are ordaining permanent deacons in excess of 20 a … Continue reading

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Don’t forget trinkets for World Youth Day

Heading out to World Youth Day? Don’t forget to pack some small flags, pins, stickers, bracelets, pens, key chains, rosaries, prayer cards … really, anything that says something about you or where you come from. Covering several World Youth Days … Continue reading

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A hat by any other name … is still a hat

VATICAN CITY — Journalists have been involved in an underground battle ever since Pope Benedict XVI turned up for his Sept. 6, 2006, general audience in St. Peter’s Square wearing for the first time in public a wide-brimmed red straw hat that had … Continue reading

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Resources for the year of St. Paul

With the year dedicated to St. Paul about to begin in Rome this weekend, several CNS clients have special sections dedicated to the observance. Some examples: — Our Sunday Visitor has a new page with a massive collection of ideas … Continue reading

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Sainthood causes in the news

Yesterday at the conclusion of a Mass celebrated at the John Paul II Cultural Center, everyone attending was invited to join in a prayer for the sainthood cause of Pope John Paul II. The Mass was celebrated in honor of … Continue reading

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The priest who ran for president

Church law these days forbids clerics to run for public office. But before that rule was laid down in the 1980s, priests sometimes ran — and won — races for seats in the U.S. Congress, state assemblies and city councils across … Continue reading

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