Monthly Archives: April 2009

Vatican promotes science festival

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s Council for Culture is promoting its first science festival, which will be held in Owerri, Nigeria, this Friday to May 2. The aim of the festival is to open up young people, families, and adults … Continue reading

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These ‘fuelish’ things: observations for Earth Day

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 — Less than six … Continue reading

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$300 becomes $6,773 in Pay It Forward project

A Catholic newspaper’s $300 investment yielded benefits worth nearly $6,800 for groups ranging from Third World missions to new mothers and local homeless people. The Arkansas Catholic reports on the happy results of its Lenten Pay It Forward project here.

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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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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. While not exactly widely known, the month gives child advocates a chance to raise awareness of a social ill that claims far too many victims. Communities across the country have hosted programs to … Continue reading

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