Monthly Archives: January 2009

CNS columnists urge attention to abortion issue

Few people — except editors at our client publications — know that Catholic News Service has a fairly robust columns package. You may even have read some of our columnists in your local Catholic newspaper and not known where they … Continue reading

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More headlines … (1/30/09)

From some of our clients this week: Earthquakes in Arkansas? Diocese prepares after string of tremors Al Qaeda Targeting Calvary? Michigan stigmatist dies after a quiet life Students have fun, perform service during Catholic Schools Week Six schools in Miami … Continue reading

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New movie “respects Christianity”

There’s a new movie out called “New in Town” featuring Renee Zellweger that by all reports might be worth seeing. The National Catholic Register posted a blog item about it earlier this week headlined “New Film Respects Christianity.” You can … Continue reading

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Pro-life ad nixed from Super Bowl …

… But the Eternal Word Television Network is going to air it. The pro-life ad that aired in Chicago on Inauguration Day set its sights on a bigger audience — the coveted ad time during the Super Bowl — but it … Continue reading

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Two lively commentaries

Within minutes of each other this morning, two lively commentaries came across my computer screen written by Catholic press veterans. — Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, reviews “Being Catholic Now,” the Kerry Kennedy book interviewing prominent … Continue reading

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The papal general audience gone wild

VATICAN CITY — Yesterday I attended my first ever papal general audience, which takes place every Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Vatican audience hall (during the winter, but in the spring and summer it’s in St. Peter’s Square). It was … Continue reading

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Pope: “I still have three things to communicate”

VATICAN CITY — It is not unusual for Pope Benedict XVI to end his weekly general audience by telling his thousands of visitors that he has a special appeal to make — normally for peace in some troubled part of … Continue reading

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