Monthly Archives: September 2008

A Rome service to remember the 9/11 victims

ROME — Several hundred people gathered in Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere last night to remember the victims of 9/11 and all victims of terrorism around the world. The ambassadors of Ireland and Great Britain to the Holy … Continue reading

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Experiencing Rome through the eyes of the Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY — Several months ago I asked my bosses at Catholic News Service if I could take a seminar offered by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross School of Church Communications in Rome, and to my surprise and … Continue reading

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9/11: We remember

From the archives: — Pope expresses horror at ‘inhuman terrorist attacks’ (Sept. 11, 2001) —  At ground zero, pope offers silent prayer, comforts survivors (April 20, 2008) — The sounds of ground zero (April 20, 2008) — Text of pope … Continue reading

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Trip preview: Pope wants to encourage a revival in France

(Cross-posted from Related stories: Pope hopes trip to France encourages awareness of Mary Detailed itinerary: Pope to meet with Sarkozy in Paris before traveling to Lourdes Bishop expects 200,000 pilgrims to attend papal Mass at Lourdes By John Thavis … Continue reading

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Air travelers make friends with Atlanta deacons

Traveling by air can be easy at times. Or it can be a pain, depending on how late your plane is. Certainly though, it’s rarely pleasurable, given the tight security at airports these days.  No matter what the situation, Deacons Don Kelsey and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on evolution

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is about to unveil another upcoming international conference on evolution, this one  on the topic, “Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 Years after `The Origin of Species.’” Scheduled for March 3-7, 2009, … Continue reading

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USCCB responds to Biden

It’s not yet up on the conference’s Web site as of this writing, but the following release was just issued by the USCCB. We’ll have a story in the morning. (UPDATED Sept. 10): WASHINGTON-Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, chairman of the  … Continue reading

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