Monthly Archives: June 2008

More tributes for Tim Russert

Official and unofficial Washington continues to mourn last Friday’s death of Tim Russert. For instance, here’s an op-ed piece from today’s Washington Post that does a good job of articulating why the city and the nation were stunned by the … Continue reading

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A walk in the gardens

VATICAN CITY — When I first heard that Pope Benedict and President Bush were going to stroll through the Vatican Gardens, the phrase “a walk in the woods” came to mind. The expression in diplomatic circles refers to a 1982 … Continue reading

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International Eucharistic Congress goes green

QUEBEC CITY — When journalists and more than 12,000 pilgrims arrived in Quebec City for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress, they were given black backpacks filled with the expected programs, booklets, a radio for translation and maps to help them navigate the … Continue reading

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Tim Russert, R.I.P.

This afternoon’s shocking news of the death of NBC “Meet the Press” moderator Tim Russert sparked memories in our newsroom of stories CNS has written about him over the years. Here are some examples: — Opening the annual National Catholic … Continue reading

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The spark in Down syndrome children

The story of how Down syndrome children offer unique gifts to society has been told dozens of times before, but perhaps no better than in this story in the current Catholic Sentinel of Portland, Ore. Said one mom who helped … Continue reading

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No news is good news

ORLANDO, Fla. — Seeing the words “remarks by the apostolic nuncio” on the agenda of the U.S. bishops’ spring meeting in Orlando today reminded me of the last time Archbishop Pietro Sambi addressed a general assembly of the bishops. Last … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Gallego Code at SMU

Faculty and students at Southern Methodist University pulled off a stunning bit of academic skulduggery this year when they got their hands on a 15th-century altarpiece from the cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo in Spain. The masterpiece’s 26 surviving panels, created in … Continue reading

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