Monthly Archives: August 2008

Gentlemen, start thy engines!

No matter your age, race, sex, station in life or occupation, it sure is nice to be able to have a priest nearby to pull you through to the good times and console you in the bad times. It’s no … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s pro-life credentials

Now that it looks like we’re going to be hearing a lot about Sarah Palin, here are two items from the CNS news archive: a story on how she was praised by Catholic leaders and others when she gave birth … Continue reading

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U.S. presidents grappled with Catholic issues long before JFK

John F. Kennedy might have been the first Catholic president, but he wasn’t the first president to deal with specific Catholic issues. You have to go all the way back to George Washington for that. Ever since Americans began electing … Continue reading

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Record 100,000 baptisms in Los Angeles for 2007

The final figures are just in from the Official Catholic Directory, known as the Kenedy directory in church circles. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles recorded 100,604 baptisms in 2007, making it the first time any diocese or archdiocese has exceeded 100,000 … Continue reading

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At the upcoming synod: Women experts and a Jewish guest

VATICAN CITY — The buzz at the Vatican is that Pope Benedict XVI’s choice of experts to serve at the Oct. 5-26 world Synod of Bishops on the Word of God definitely will include women scholars; probably four of about 40 experts. … Continue reading

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‘Half of my medal is Mexican,’ Olympic winner says

U.S. gold-medal winning freestyle wrestler Henry Cejudo says “half of my medal is Mexican,” in an article in Spanish in El Pregonero, the Spanish-language newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington. Cejudo was born in the United States to parents who … Continue reading

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Studying Scripture on death row

When looking for examples to illustrate the point of a story, sometimes the example can overshadow the story. Such was the case of a story I recently wrote on Little Rock Scripture Study, in which participants study different books of … Continue reading

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