Monthly Archives: July 2008

Sibling musicians see music as ministry

After years of blood, sweat and tears, four siblings from the De Leon family in Germantown, Md., have begun to appreciate that their music ministry draws them closer to God. Their story appears in The Catholic Standard, newspaper of the … Continue reading

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Bishop Robinson, celibacy and sexual abuse

Sulpician Father Gerald Coleman doesn’t dispute assertions made in retired Australian Bishop Geoffrey Robinson‘s book that cases of sexual abuse of children by priests were often mishandled by the Catholic Church. However, Father Coleman does take issue with the book blaming … Continue reading

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Bozel siblings share 189 years of ministry in Baltimore

For some Catholic families it’s a huge honor to have one member enter a religious vocation — which makes the Bozel family of Baltimore three times as proud, with three siblings serving 189 years of ministry so far. Their tale … Continue reading

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Looking for future saints at World Youth Day

Kris Dmytrenko, another of our bloggers over on our WYD blog, has his own WYD final reflections that you should read. (More final reflections on World Youth Day, if you’ve not seen them, are here, here and here.) Kris imagined that … Continue reading

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Pope meets abuse victims in Sydney

(Editor’s Update: Full story here) DARWIN, Australia (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a 7 a.m. Mass in the chapel of the rectory at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, July 21, with four victims of clerical sex abuse in … Continue reading

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Another great final reflection on WYD

Throughout World Youth Day, we here at CNS have been especially moved by some of the personal reflections from the writers for our WYD blog. Another one has been posted there this evening by Chris Valka, CSB, who, besides writing … Continue reading

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‘I have that withdrawal feeling …’

World Youth Day is over, and, on the CNS World Youth Day blog, Anna Weaver of the Hawaii Catholic Herald has what seems like the perfect summation of what Sydney is like at this hour — quiet, lots of sore feet, some … Continue reading

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