Monthly Archives: April 2009

You can help CRS earn $100K

Actor Hugh Jackman is giving $100,000 to someone’s favorite nonprofit group. Just tell him why in 140 characters. The Australian film star made his offer April 14 on Twitter, the rapidly growing online social networking site. The folks at Catholic … Continue reading

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Mexicans by far largest U.S. immigrant group

The Washington-based Pew Hispanic Center reported this week that, according to its new study, Mexicans are the largest single group of immigrants living in the U.S. The data was derived from a 2008 poll that found 12.7 million Mexicans live … Continue reading

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Franciscan’s focus was spirituality, prayer and simplicity

We ran a story Tuesday about the death of Franciscan Sister Jose Hobday,  80, who was well-known as an author, storyteller and lecturer on spirituality and prayer. She also was a Seneca tribal elder who spoke often of what the larger … Continue reading

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Statement on Cardinal George and Notre Dame

The Catholic New World, newspaper of the Chicago Archdiocese, has published a statement in an attempt to clarify again what Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago actually said — or didn’t say — about next month’s commencement appearance by President … Continue reading

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Environmental stewardship takes a front seat

It’s a week before Earth Day, April 22, and a week before the formal kickoff of a new Catholic campaign on climate change. Under the auspices of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, the campaign will seek to raise awareness of … Continue reading

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Another Vatican denial on ambassadors

VATICAN CITY — Never let an on-the-record denial get in the way of a good story. That seems to be the philosophy behind the continued publication of rumors that the Vatican has rejected the names of three potential U.S. ambassadors to the Holy … Continue reading

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LCWR reportedly under “doctrinal assessment” by Vatican

The National Catholic Reporter posted a story last night saying that the Vatican has launched a “doctrinal assessment” of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which is the main association for major superiors of sisters’ orders in the United States. … Continue reading

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