Monthly Archives: April 2009

Israel, Jordan launch Web sites for pope’s visit

VATICAN CITY — The Jordan Tourism Board and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism have opened special Web sites to help pilgrims wanting to follow Pope Benedict XVI’s May 8-15 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Jordanian site, which already has … Continue reading

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Bishop accuses Chicago Tribune of anti-Catholic bias in Notre Dame coverage

The ongoing debate over next month’s University of Notre Dame commencement appearance by President Barack Obama took a new turn today when Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Chicago accused the Chicago Tribune of anti-Catholic bias in the opinion pieces … Continue reading

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Father Dear writes about his night in the Las Vegas jail

Digging a little deeper after yesterday’s blog post on the arrest of 14 peace activists who were guided by their faith to enter Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas on Holy Thursday, we found an interesting account of the event from Father … Continue reading

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CNS correspondent from India raises uncomfortable questions about anti-Christian violence

Journalist Anto Akkara, who has covered the church in India for Catholic News Service for years, recently released a book on the continued violence in the Kandhamal district of India’s Orissa state. Kandhamal is the scene of Hindu extremist violence against … Continue reading

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Bishop D’Arcy says planned demonstrations “unseemly and unhelpful”

This was news to us, though perhaps you’ve already seen it: Bishop John M. D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., issued a new statement late last week calling on Catholics not to attend planned demonstrations when President Obama speaks at … Continue reading

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Holy Week actions connect Crucifixion with peacemaking

Among Catholic peacemakers Holy Week has become a time of witnessing for peace and prayerful resistance while recalling Christ’s crucifixion. Catholics were among 23 people arrested in at least three vigils across the country on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s message “urbi et orbi”

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s message “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world): Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and throughout the world, From the depths of my heart, I … Continue reading

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