Monthly Archives: November 2008

Even at the Vatican, it’s beginning to feel a bit like …

VATICAN CITY — Although shops in Italy will not haul out all of their Christmas decorations until Advent begins Nov. 30, the Vatican seems to be on the North American preparation schedule. Vatican workers, equipped with hard hats and tool … Continue reading

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‘Sludge’ documents major pollution spill little noticed outside Appalachia

While I have edited thousands of film, TV, video and Broadway reviews for CNS since I became media editor in 1992, I have not had to review a movie for publication since I was asked to review, of all things, … Continue reading

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Focolare Movement’s first university

ROME — With the official opening of its first university dedicated to multicultural dialogue, the Focolare Movement is hoping to help prepare young people for today’s challenges. The Catholic renewal movement, founded by the late Chiara Lubich, will officially inaugurate the … Continue reading

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Never mind the bollards

During a Nov. 18 interfaith prayer service urging action to prevent home foreclosures that took place outside the Treasury Building in Washington — which is right next door to the White House, and therefore subject to all of the security-state measures … Continue reading

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The cost of living in eastern Kentucky

Sister Ann Marie Quinn, an Oldenburg Franciscan sister who bases her ministry out of Good Shepherd Parish’s rectory in Campton, Ky., notes that she gets her share of people who come to the door of the rectory in eastern Kentucky … Continue reading

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Four guilty for ‘dying’ at Omaha defense conference

A peace activist and three Catholic Workers were found guilty of failure to leave Nov. 12 in connection with a “die-in” protesting the militarization of space at an annual gathering of military leaders and defense contractors in Omaha, Neb. Catholic News … Continue reading

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Catholic Channel now available on XM receivers

This year’s merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio was accomplished in part to achieve efficiencies of scale for the United States’ two satellite radio firms. Some of those efficiencies were achieved Nov. 11 when some programming content … Continue reading

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