Monthly Archives: April 2009

‘Voice of the church’ together again

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Pope Benedict XVI was here in Washington. Members of the 570-voice choir that sang for the pope at his first public Mass in the United States, at Nationals Park in Washington, … Continue reading

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Jumping the gun on the greening of the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Several news  sources were all aglow last week saying the Vatican was going to build Europe’s biggest solar plant. While that may be on Vatican engineers’ wish list, to be making such claims “is extremely premature right … Continue reading

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Actor rediscovers his Catholic faith

The St. Anthony Messenger magazine has a profile of Canadian actor — and Catholic — Chris Kramer. Canadian TV watchers know him well from his star turn as Morgan Pym on the CityTV series “The Collector,” and U.S. audiences, if they’ve watched … Continue reading

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‘Our own from the very beginning’

A column in the latest issue of  The Witness, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, puts a very personal face on the immigration debate by telling the story of Cynthia Hernandez, a mother of four who was recently deported to Mexico.  … Continue reading

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If I could talk to the animals

CNS reporter Mark Pattison and photographer Bob Roller are traveling through Iowa and Minnesota this week for a series of stories on rural America. DAVENPORT, Iowa — Perhaps I was driving down the wrong highways and roads in Iowa, but … Continue reading

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Rumors that don’t die: Take 2

Caroline Kennedy has publicly denied to CNN the persistent — though oft-rebutted — rumor that she had been tapped as U.S. ambassador the Vatican and that the Holy See had rejected her for being pro-choice. For good measure, Sen. John … Continue reading

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A billboard and an unlikely combination

CNS reporter Mark Pattison and photographer Bob Roller arrived in the Midwest this past weekend and are traveling through Iowa and Minnesota for a week for a series of stories on rural America. ALONG INTERSTATE 35  — After having reported … Continue reading

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