Daily Archives: April 20, 2009

Bishop D’Arcy not opposed to ‘peaceful’ protests about commencement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CNS) — Bishop John M. D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend said he was not opposed to “peaceful” demonstrations against the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to President Barack Obama to speak at this year’s commencement. (full story)

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The Vatican requests a retraction

The story in this morning’s Times of London had all the ingredients of a Fleet Street scoop: Prince Charles’s upcoming papal audience, King Henry VIII’s divorce and Pope Benedict’s faux pas gift. The problem was, the report was “completely untrue and has no basis … Continue reading

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Pope sets date for visit to earthquake zone

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI will visit the earthquake-devastated area of L’Aquila in central Italy on April 28, the Vatican announced over the weekend. The pope will first helicopter to the tent city outside the mountain village of Onna, one … Continue reading

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