Monthly Archives: August 2008

Priests discover blogging helps them reach the faithful

In a story from The Catholic Review, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, staff writer Matt Palmer examines how several Maryland priests have discovered blogging as a way of spreading the word of God. Some use the Internet technology to … Continue reading

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Do you check your e-mail in church?

Fifteen percent of you do, according to the latest “e-mail addiction survey” by AOL Mail. That percentage is up from 12 percent last year. But church is far from the most unusual place where people check their e-mail, according to … Continue reading

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A useful tool for judging health reform plans

Our Campaign ’08 series kicked off today with an article on how the presidential candidates’ plans for health care compare to the bishops’ “Faithful Citizenship” document and the Catholic Health Association’s “Vision for U.S. Health Care.” But for those who … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities campaign asks Minnesotans: ‘What kind of state do we want to live in?’

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has embarked on a campaign designed to to get people thinking about how to better respond to the needs of the less fortunate. As The Catholic Spirit, the archdiocesan newspaper, reports, Catholic … Continue reading

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Escaping World Youth Day, missing from home

By most accounts, World Youth Day in Australia and the corresponding Days in the Diocese program in Australia and New Zealand last month were successful. But the unexpected disappearance of several young pilgrims from Myanmar and India left their youth ministers upset and surprised.  The … Continue reading

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Need still great in Rio Grande Valley three weeks after Hurricane Dolly

While Hurricane Dolly has come and gone in the minds of most Americans, the storm’s impact continues to be felt in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Catholic Charities USA and partner Catholic Social Services in the Diocese of Brownsville are … Continue reading

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Executions not as prevalent where more Catholics live

An interesting column in the Florida Catholic by Dale Recinella, coordinator of Death Row Ministries at St. Mary Church in Macclenny, Fla., draws some interesting conclusions about where the death penalty is carried out more readily and not so readily. It seems, Recinella … Continue reading

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