Daily Archives: March 19, 2009

Prayers for seed and soil

Tonight in the Diocese of Evansville, Ind., Catholics will gather for a Rogation Day Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger at St. Bernard Church in Rockport.  “If you are a farmer or a gardener, I invite you … Continue reading

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Don’t respond to this on a Friday

R U 4 real? That is how some might react to the Italian bishops’ request that Catholics abstain from sending text messages and even Web surfing during Fridays of Lent. The Rhode Island Catholic found a mixed reaction to this request in a recent story. Some … Continue reading

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More on AIDS and condoms in Africa

In the ongoing discussion about Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on condoms and AIDS, I have found that many people are reacting from a very logical, Western perspective. However, the reality in Africa is different. America magazine has one of the … Continue reading

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There they go again…

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Looks like the Vatican is still having trouble resisting the temptation to change Pope Benedict’s words to reporters on his papal plane. When the pope spoke to us aboard the flight to Cameroon on Tuesday, he was … Continue reading

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