Daily Archives: February 19, 2009

Barbie turns 50, but looks no worse for wear

This story about Barbie turning 50 in The Catholic Review, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, is just plain fun. Then on top of it, another staffer at the Review decided to get in on the action by blogging about … Continue reading

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Lenten page-turners: Out-of-the-box reading for penitential season

During Lent, we welcome extra disciplines into our lives for the sake of growing deeper in our faith and in our love for God and neighbor. One of these disciplines includes spiritual reading. (full story)

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Daniel Medinger reflects on 24 years at The Catholic Review

Daniel Medinger broke into the news business at age 10. Reporting on stolen bicycles and the introduction of pumpkin-flavored ice cream at the neighborhood ice cream parlor, he posted handwritten articles on telephone poles and in the windows of local … Continue reading

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Arizona parish holds vigil during president’s high school visit

MESA – Hundreds of protesters lined up along Guadalupe Road, waiting to give President Barack Obama a piece of their mind. (full story) (video)

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Clericus Cup kicks off

Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona famously attributed his controversial handball goal that helped eliminate England from the 1986 World Cup to “the Hand of God.” It remains to be seen if any similar “divine intervention” will occur in this year’s … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Meeting took place between Pelosi, S.F. archbishop

Our Sunday Visitor confirmed today that a meeting did take place Feb. 8 between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco. (today’s story) (earlier posts here and here)

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The pope and the prime minister without reporters

VATICAN CITY — When British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met Pope Benedict XVI this morning, there were no reporters present. Although Vatican protocol allows for five journalists and an equal number of photographers to witness papal meetings with heads of … Continue reading

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