Monthly Archives: May 2009

New Catholic magazine debuts

At a time when a number of newspapers and magazines of all kinds across the country have stopped publishing, opting for an online presence only, comes word that the Pittsburgh Catholic is debuting a new free quarterly magazine, in addition to everything else … Continue reading

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Kmiec and George: Best of friends

Don’t let the views exchanged by two high profile Catholic law professors during a May 28 program at the National Press Club deceive you. Douglas Kmiec and Robert George are friends. Throughout the 80-minute program sponsored by The Catholic University … Continue reading

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Labor of love

Parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in La Follette, Tenn., really love their parish. The 90 families in the parish love their community so much that they undertook an expansion of parish facilities on their own. Members, ranging in … Continue reading

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New ambassador pick is theology professor

ANAHEIM, Calif. — We just got word that Miguel Diaz, a theology professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., is President Obama’s pick as the United States ambassador to the Holy See. The press release from St. John’s: Miguel Diaz, Ph.D., … Continue reading

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Faith reflection offered on climate change

World Environment Day is June 5 and the Carmelite NGO, or nongovernmental organization, is asking people to pray for the environment and climate change that day. The purpose, explained Carmelite Father William Harry in a brief press release, is to call attention to … Continue reading

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Bishop Matthiesen named Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Award winner

Bishop Leroy T. Matthiesen, who once urged Catholics in the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, to reconsider their employment at a nuclear weapons factory in his diocese, has been named the Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Award winner. Writing in 1981 in The … Continue reading

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Priest raises awareness about his homeland

Father Robert Aliunzi, a priest of the Apostles of Jesus and pastor of St. James Parish in Glendale, Ariz., is more than familiar with the needs of Ugandan youths. The 47-year-old native of Uganda — who became an orphan at age 6 and had to fend … Continue reading

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