Monthly Archives: December 2008

A friend’s view of Cardinal Dulles

Jesuit Father Jim Martin, who counted Cardinal Avery Dulles as a friend for the last 10 years, has a very personal tribute to the late cardinal in the On Faith blog sponsored by Newsweek and The Washington Post. Writing about a life … Continue reading

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The cardinal’s multimedia “Christmas Puzzle”

ROME — It could easily be called “The Christmas Puzzle,” but in its only concession to formality, Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi’s Christmas letter to children in the Archdiocese of Milan is titled “God So Loved the World.” The letter doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Santa on his knees

A Virginia man has been playing Santa for more than 60 years, but 78-year-old John Buckreis’ portrayal at a local garden center is aimed at bringing people back to the real meaning of Christmas. He kneels in prayer before statues of … Continue reading

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Word to Life: We have seen the fruit of his coming

More Word to Life columns. (Dec. 14, Third Sunday of Advent) Cycle B Readings: 1) Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11 Psalm, Luke 1:46-50, 53-54 2) 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 – – – By Jeff Hensley Catholic News Service Jesuit Father … Continue reading

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New Vatican bioethics document available in Origins

Admit it: Sometimes you want a hard-copy text of a major document rather than bookmarking it on your computer (where it can get lost) or printing a dozen or more pages off the Internet that you have to staple together … Continue reading

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Reading the Vatican’s new bioethics instruction

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s new instruction “Dignitas Personae” (“The Dignity of a Person”) draws heavily on a handful of previous documents when it addresses biotech issues like cloning, stem cells, embryonic experimentation and genetic therapy. For those who want … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas

Hispanic Catholic communities are celebrating the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, this week through traditional prayer, procession and song. The feast commemorates the appearance of Mary over several days in 1531 to peasant … Continue reading

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