Monthly Archives: June 2008

Swiss Guard souvenirs

VATICAN CITY — Papal Swiss Guard fans no longer have to hop on a plane to come to Rome to stock up on pontifical paraphernalia — some of it is now available online. Starting yesterday, the Pontifical Swiss Guard launched a new Web … Continue reading

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He felt called

VATICAN CITY — The special dining room at the Vatican’s Domus Sanctae Marthae was full Wednesday night for a dinner honoring U.S. Msgr. Robert Stern, who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. The guests included cardinals … Continue reading

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Another unexpected loss

Perhaps this tells you more about my own age than anything else, but I was struck after the death of 58-year-old Catholic newsman Tim Russert to read of another unexpected death in the Catholic world. Bryan M. Johnston, who had … Continue reading

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Catholic Worker Movement alive and well in Denver and beyond

No two Catholic Worker communities are alike. Dozens of communities, dozens of interpretations of how the vision of hospitality — and in many cases witnessing through resistance to injustice — are carried out. On May 1, May Day, which celebrates the contributions … Continue reading

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How did Bush address the pope?

VATICAN CITY — Here’s an update for our earlier item about the pope’s walk in the Vatican Gardens with President Bush: It’s been reported that President Bush made a verbal gaffe by addressing the pope as “Your Eminence” during the … Continue reading

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Quebec City’s convention center transformed

QUEBEC CITY — Quebec City’s massive center devoted to large events, conferences and conventions has become home to participants of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress.  Though it rained for most of the first three days of the June 15-22 congress, surprisingly many of the events have … Continue reading

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Youths gather for mini-World Youth Day at eucharistic congress

QUEBEC CITY — Young people participating in the 49th International Eucharistic Congress today got to tell Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, who had served as Pope John Paul’s secretary for almost 40 years, thank you. They were grateful to Pope … Continue reading

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