Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bishops remind South African voters of responsibilities

As South Africa heads toward what some are predicting will be its closest elections since the end of apartheid in 1994, the country’s bishops are reminding South Africans of their duty to be peaceful and tolerant. CNS correspondent Bronwen Dachs reported … Continue reading

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Highlighting everyday Catholics

I just spotted a nice feature in The Catholic Sun, newspaper of the Phoenix Diocese. It’s called “Your Catholic Neighbor,” a regular series of stories highlighting everyday Catholics in the local community. Read about George Gonzalez, a musician who who serves eight Catholic faith … Continue reading

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Dubois: Catholics have important role in setting nation’s social agenda

Joshua Dubois, the former associate pastor of a Pentecostal church in Cambridge, Mass., who was recently named to lead the White House Office on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has invited Catholics involved in social ministry to tell his office what it … Continue reading

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Recalling the life of Sister Thea Bowman

As Black History Month nears its conclusion, The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn., has posted two items about a woman who was a giant in the black Catholic community, Sister Thea Bowman. If you don’t recognize the name, you … Continue reading

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Malassadas on Shrove Tuesday — yum!

Paczkis, pancakes, jelly donuts — many food traditions surround this last day before Lent. And Mardi Gras has its own roots in Catholic tradition, as explained here by our friends at St. Anthony Messenger and Our Sunday Visitor. But also … Continue reading

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Argentine bishop likes global poverty initiative

Argentine Bishop Fernando Marie Bargallo of Merlo-Moreno was pleased to see the relaunch of the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative yesterday during the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington. As bishop of a diocese in the suburbs of Buenos … Continue reading

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Slamming America’s slammers

When was the last time you saw a Catholic periodical take up the issue of the U.S. prison system? Our Sunday Visitor does in an upcoming edition. Or, as the paper’s blog noted, the OSV editorial board “slams America’s slammers.” … Continue reading

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