Monthly Archives: October 2008

Pope headed to Africa next spring

It’s official — Pope Benedict XVI plans to make his first trip to Africa next March, visiting Cameroon and Angola. The pope announced the trip at Sunday’s closing Mass for the Synod of Bishops on the Bible. He also confirmed plans … Continue reading

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An opening on women lectors?

VATICAN CITY — Probably the most newsy — and somewhat unexpected — item in the final propositions of the Synod of Bishops on the Bible was a proposal to allow women to be officially installed in the ministry of lector. The … Continue reading

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Poll shows how young Catholics say they’ll vote in 2008 election

A recent survey on the political views of young Catholic voters found that they have similar views to their peers on many issues in this election. The “Faith and Politics of Young Adults in the 2008 Election” survey, sponsored by Faith in Public Life … Continue reading

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After the synod, how will you use your Bible?

Now that the world Synod of Bishops has said that Catholics should each own — and use — a Bible, what ideas can you give for all of us to accomplish that in our busy lives? Just open and fill … Continue reading

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More on the alternative dismissals at Mass

Our friend Rocco over at “Whispers in the Loggia” just this morning highlighted our story on the Vatican’s preparation of three alternative endings for dismissal at Mass. But what he didn’t know was that we were also preparing a second … Continue reading

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CNS Bible Blog: How will we recognize him? (Luke 24)

By Fathers Glen Lewandowski, OSC, and Jerry Schik, OSC Special to Catholic News Service Has your boss ever said to you, “Go to the airport and pick up John Doe, who is coming in for a business meeting.”? Your response … Continue reading

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Voting and being a faithful citizen

The U.S. presidential race is being hotly debated on the campaign trail, by the water coolers in the workplace, and probably before and after church. In an Oct. 16 column “Voting as a Faithful Citizen” in The West Tennessee Catholic, newspaper … Continue reading

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