Monthly Archives: May 2009

Celebrating 100 years of Catholic journalism in Illinois

This year the Catholic Times, newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., is celebrating 100 years of reporting on local church news for Catholics as well as covering the universal church and the world. The May 17 issue includes the … Continue reading

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Pope’s appeal for World Communications Day

VATICAN CITY — At the end of the weekly general audience today, Pope Benedict XVI launched an appeal to everyone who uses new communications technology, especially young people: This coming Sunday, the church celebrates World Communications Day. In my message … Continue reading

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New rankings that academics love to hate

U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of U.S. graduate schools in its May issue. The annual rankings are the bane of college deans and presidents. They almost universally revile them, but they can’t resist them either. And, like … Continue reading

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Oblate priest in Sri Lanka not heard from since May 14

The U.S. director of the Missonary Oblates’ justice, peace and integrity of creation program is concerned about the safety of one of the order’s priests in the war zone of northern Sri Lanka. Washington-based Father Seamus Finn told Catholic News Service … Continue reading

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Live reporting from the Notre Dame commencement

Congratulations to Our Sunday Visitor and the editor of its newsweekly, John Norton, for his live Twitter stream yesterday from the Notre Dame commencement. John was present in the convocation center at Notre Dame and provided fascinating, minute-by-minute coverage of … Continue reading

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Exhibit looks at contributions of women religious

A three-year traveling exhibit looking at the lives and contributions of women religious to American society debuts this weekend in Cincinnati. A project of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” opens May 16 at … Continue reading

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Fine dining in the upper Midwest

What’s the point of ordering the same-old, same-old when traveling and when you have hosts and companions who can point out menu delicacies? During a reporting trip to the Midwest, CNS photographer Bob Roller and I were at a restaurant … Continue reading

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