Monthly Archives: March 2009

‘The honeymoon is over’

Jack Smith, editor of  The Catholic Key, newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., has a link on his blog to an article headlined “The honeymoon is over,” by George Wesolek, longtime director of Public Policy and Social Concerns for the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Catholic actor plays a role in racial healing

U.S. voters may have elected the first black president, but race issues haven’t disappeared from the county. So I was pleased to see this article about a Catholic actor in Ohio in The Catholic Telegraph, newspaper of the Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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Wrapping Western minds around African culture

Amid the ongoing discussion of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on condoms and AIDS comes a highly nuanced, well-thought-out piece by Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, director of the African Jesuit AIDS Network. He believes what Pope Benedict said about condoms not … Continue reading

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The mystery of confession probed

In the third installment of a 10-part series on reconciliation in The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Father Michael Van Sloun gives a detailed explanation about the sacrament and the significance of including a … Continue reading

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Pastor sits in jail following a demonstration in front of an abortion clinic

Here’s an interesting posting on the Web site of the National Catholic Register about a pastor who is sitting in jail following a demonstration in front of an abortion facility. The author calls the priest’s incarceration an injustice, considering, he … Continue reading

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Gianni Giansanti, photojournalist at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — While in Africa with Pope Benedict XVI, the papal press corps received word that longtime colleague and internationally known photographer Gianni Giansanti had died in Rome March 19 of bone cancer. Gianni, who was 52, was probably … Continue reading

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Report: Bishop D’Arcy plans Notre Dame statement

THIRD UPDATE: OSV has it on its blog. It’s coming Tuesday morning, says this post on the Our Sunday Visitor blog site. (Both Notre Dame and Our Sunday Visitor are in Bishop D’Arcy’s Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind.) UPDATE: … Continue reading

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