Daily Archives: July 18, 2008

Pope says sorry to Australian victims of clerical sexual abuse

(Editor’s update: Full story here) SYDNEY, Australia — During his homily at a Saturday Mass specifically for Australian bishops, priests, religious, seminarians and novices, Pope Benedict XVI apologized for instances of clerical sexual abuse. Expanding on the apology in his prepared … Continue reading

Posted in CNS, Vatican, WYD

Friday’s WYD summary

Here are today’s highlights over at the CNS World Youth Day blog and on the CNS homepage for WYD stories: — I’ve probably learned more this week about the history of Aborigines in Australia than in my entire life thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in CNS, WYD

‘Humanae Vitae’ offers much for reflection in today’s world

July 25 marks the 40th anniversary of “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”), Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on the regulation of birth. The document has been the subject of much discussion and reflection in Catholic newspapers across the country, including my CNS … Continue reading

Posted in clients, CNS

Caught between food and fuel

As the price of gasoline and groceries continues to soar, social agencies are feeling the pinch more and more acutely. CNS reported on this back in May when gas was a mere $3.50 a gallon, unlike the current average national rate of … Continue reading

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Physically and spiritually fit

Who needs gym memberships to keep fit when you can exercise with fellow parishioners right at church? That’s what plenty of Hawaii Catholics are doing lately, according to a story in the June 27 issue of the Hawaii Catholic Herald. … Continue reading

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Pope on Sudan: ‘The country I most want to visit’

Kris Dmytrenko, an associate producer at Salt + Light Television, Canada’s Catholic network and one of our bloggers over on the CNS World Youth Day blog, has a scoop of sorts. Click here to read his post from earlier today.

Posted in WYD