Monthly Archives: November 2008

Watching and waiting during Advent

One of the hidden gems here at Catholic News Service is our weekly “Word to Life” column on the Sunday Scriptures. As you prepare for Mass on this first Sunday of Advent or reflect on what you heard, here’s the … Continue reading

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Making the Advent wreath ‘more than a nice decoration’

Timely column from The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn.: This is the Advent I’m really going to do it. I promise. I’m really going to pray with the Advent wreath all four weeks. No, really. I mean it. I … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s liturgical to-do list

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican recently updated its calendar of Pope Benedict’s liturgical celebrations through January 2009, and confirmed that, as in previous years, the 81-year-old pontiff will preside over a full slate of Christmas activities. The pre-Christmas season begins when the … Continue reading

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More digital ink on the proposed Freedom of Choice Act

Lots of digital ink has been spilled this week over the Freedom of Choice Act, which was a major concern of the U.S. bishops at their fall general meeting earlier this month. Among those weighing in were CNS clients like … Continue reading

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Bioethics document coming in December

VATICAN CITY — A new Vatican instruction on bioethics, prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is scheduled to be published Dec. 12, informed sources said Wednesday. The document, under discussion for two years, is expected to examine ethical … Continue reading

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A tenor for the pope

VATICAN CITY — Vatican journalists will be treated Friday to an appearance by Placido Domingo, who’s showing up for a press conference to unveil a new CD of songs based on the poetry of Pope John Paul II. One could … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on capitalism

VATICAN CITY — This week’s CNS Vatican Letter focuses on some of Pope Benedict’s recent comments regarding the Gospel and social justice. As the world waits for the pope’s first social encyclical, it might be instructive to read what he wrote … Continue reading

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