Monthly Archives: May 2009

A papal prayer for Memorial Day

MONTECASSINO — Pope Benedict XVI yesterday paid a visit to the Polish military cemetery in Montecassino, Italy. The prayer he recited there for all those who have fallen in any war seems appropriate to share today when the United States … Continue reading

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Exhibit tells Catholic veteran’s story

Edward Haider, a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima in Roseville, Minn.,  is one of many Minnesotans from World War II whose story is included in a new multimedia exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul called “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, The … Continue reading

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Christian exodus from Holy Land is an old story with new urgency

During Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic trip to the Holy Land earlier this month, the pope time and again encouraged the small communities of Christians living there to remain faithful to their ancient beliefs and to their homeland. Both are serious pleas, but the latter … Continue reading

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Saying a prayer for maritime workers

Today is the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea. The day was established by the U.S. bishops in November 2005 to encourage U.S. Catholics to support, pray and remember those who work in the … Continue reading

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2009 graduates ready for any storm

No one needed to give the 2009 graduating class from Xavier University of Louisiana and Loyola University New Orleans advice about weathering storms. The students, who started their freshman year just days before Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, were scattered across the … Continue reading

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Graduation scaled back by swine flu

While schools across the country have periodically closed because of the swine flu outbreak, some colleges canceled their graduation ceremonies or altered the events by segregating ill students, banning traditional handshakes and keeping plenty of hand sanitizer at the ready. St. Lawrence Seminary High School … Continue reading

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Oblate priest reported safe in Sri Lankan camp

Oblate Father Saviripillai Edmund Reginald was reported May 21 to be safe with his parents in a government-run camp near the city of of Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. He was able to get a message to family members outside of the … Continue reading

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