Daily Archives: January 20, 2009

Hawaii sends blessings for the new president

The Hawaii Catholic Herald in Honolulu has posted “An Island blessing for our new president” based partly on the fact that President Obama is the first native son of the state to become president. Editor Patrick Downes explained to us … Continue reading

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Biden becomes first Catholic veep in U.S. history

When the former Delaware senator, Joseph R. Biden, took the oath of office of the vice president of the United States at 11:55 this morning, he became the first Catholic to hold that office in the nation’s history. John F. … Continue reading

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On Inauguration Day, what is your prayer for the new administration and the country?

As I walked through the masses flooding the streets near the Washington monuments on Inauguration Day, I asked one question to the people I met: “What is your prayer for the country and the new administration?” Considering most were dressed … Continue reading

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Observations from the Mall on Inauguration Day

CNS reporter Chaz Muth called in, standing among a growing crowd of millions to give a live update from the National Mall on this historic Inauguration Day. The Metro was packed, crammed with people.  Standing-room only as far as the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s Inauguration Day telegram

A few hours before President-elect Obama’s inauguration Tuesday, the Vatican released this congratulatory telegram from Pope Benedict XVI:   The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House Washington, DC On the occasion of your … Continue reading

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