Daily Archives: December 5, 2008

Late AP reporter’s love for his Catholic faith

Retired AP reporter Hugh Mulligan, a Catholic who once considered the priesthood but chose journalism as his vocation, died recently from pancreatic cancer. He was 83. He was “a legendary storyteller” with a “wit as penetrating as his humor was revealing,” said Tom … Continue reading

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Another voice weighs in on FOCA

Last week we had a blog item and a news story on the chances — or lack thereof — that the next Congress would approve, and President-elect Obama would sign, the proposed Freedom of Choice Act, which would further loosen … Continue reading

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Four ‘Chicago guys’ mark 25 years as bishops

As The Georgia Bulletin in Atlanta notes in its latest edition: There’s no place like home, and when you can’t live there perhaps the next best thing may be sharing memories of it with friends. A cherished camaraderie has formed … Continue reading

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O Christmas tree…

VATICAN CITY — If you thought maneuvering your freshly cut Christmas tree from the car roof to the tree stand in the living room was a feat only for the bold and brawny, well, the Vatican has you beat. Half … Continue reading

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A wet day for the Vatican fire department

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s firemen — about 30 in all — celebrated the feast of their patron saints Friday with a Mass and a simulated fire call. The firefighting corps, which dates to at least the early 1800s, is … Continue reading

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Not all Advent-wreath candles are purple and pink

There’s been some online chatter in recent days on the colors of the candles in Advent wreaths. (We also saw one semi-sarcastic comment to an earlier post in this blog dismissing home wreaths as a “Lutheran wreath and candles adornment” … Continue reading

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