Daily Archives: March 18, 2009

Recession hits parishes

A story in the March 12 issue of The Dialog, newspaper of the Diocese of Wilmington, Del., shows how today’s economy is impacting church life.  Some parishes in Delaware and Maryland, hit with rising costs and lower weekly offertory collections, have put off replacing worn altar server robes, cut … Continue reading

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For U.S. Franciscans, Holy Land visit brings hope

JERUSALEM — About a month before their religious order’s 800th anniversary celebrations, some U.S. Franciscans visited the Holy Land. The weeklong peace pilgrimage proved to be a reminder their founder, St. Francis of Assisi. The order is no stranger to the Holy Land.  St. Francis visited … Continue reading

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More on condoms from the Vatican

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — The Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, briefed reporters in Cameroon today on Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on condoms and AIDS prevention, made on the papal plane yesterday. The spokesman didn’t add much to what the pope had … Continue reading

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In Cameroon, pope asks bishops to lead new evangelization efforts

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI, on his first full day in Africa, encouraged Cameroon’s bishops to be strong preachers of the Gospel and vigilant shepherds on matters of priestly formation and behavior, liturgical dignity and Christian marriage. Emphasizing … Continue reading

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