Monthly Archives: September 2008

Priest sharing: a new trend?

An article in the Sept. 12 edition of The Catholic Sentinel, newspaper of the Portland Archdiocese, illustrates a changing picture of U.S. Catholic churches: priests serving as pastors for at least two parishes.  Although writer Ed Langlois is just writing about the situation … Continue reading

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Canada votes in October, and they’re watching us, too

Did you know that the United States is not the only major North American country having national elections this fall? Canada is, too, and they have many of the same debates we do here over things like how Catholic politicians … Continue reading

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Presidential candidates respond to U.S. Catholic

U.S. Catholic, the Chicago-based magazine published by the Claretians, has put out a special election issue for October featuring an interview with the major parties’ presidential candidates based on questions submitted to each of them by e-mail. The questions answered by Republican Sen. John … Continue reading

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Vatican Museums tour integrates art history, philosophy and theology

I’ve taken a lot of tours over the decades, from an audio-guided exploration of Alcatraz near San Francisco to a human-directed excursion through the seedy streets of London for a Jack the Ripper expedition. But when I took a trip … Continue reading

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Getting to school on time

In the U.S., the typical student takes the big yellow bus to school. But children in Kenya run for miles and students in the Philippines will hop on motorcycles to ride in crowded traffic to get to school before the bell rings. This … Continue reading

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Church’s role isn’t to be ‘party boss,’ telling people how to vote, says bishop

“When church leaders speak on issues such as immigration, poverty, health care, abortion, war or embryonic stem-cell research, we are not telling people how to vote,” writes Miami Archbishop John C. Favalora. “We are reminding them of the moral teachings … Continue reading

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In France, Pope Benedict shows the many dimensions of his ministry

(Cross-posted from Catholic News Service) By John Thavis Catholic News Service LOURDES, France (CNS) — Being pope is not a one-dimensional job, a fact that was clearly evident during Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to France. Arriving in Paris Sept. … Continue reading

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