Daily Archives: May 13, 2009

Faces of faith

During my excursion into Iowa and Minnesota with CNS photographer Bob Roller for our “On the Farm: Life in Rural America” series, I had the occasion to stop in several churches along the way in the two states’ rural areas. And, without exception, these churches, … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s remarks leaving Bethlehem

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks at a farewell ceremony in the courtyard of the presidential palace in Bethlehem:

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The arrested American

Yesterday was the first anniversary of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa. When visiting Postville last month, I met Violeta Aleman, a pastoral associate at St. Bridget Parish there. “Pastoral associate” may … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s remarks at Palestinian refugee camp

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks during a visit to the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem:

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Pope Benedict’s remarks during visit to children’s hospital

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks during a visit to the Caritas Children’s Hospital in Bethlehem:

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Pope Benedict’s homily at Mass in Bethlehem

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at Mass in Manger Square in Bethlehem: Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I thank Almighty God for giving me the grace to come to Bethlehem, not … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s remarks upon arrival in Bethlehem

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks during a welcoming ceremony in the square in front of the presidential palace of Bethlehem: Mr. President, Dear Friends, I greet all of you from my heart, … Continue reading

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