Monthly Archives: July 2009

X-rays show pope’s wrist is healing well

VATICAN CITY — X-rays of Pope Benedict XVI’s right wrist show it is healing well, the Vatican spokesman said today. A portable X-ray machine was brought from the hospital in Aosta to the compound in Les Combes where the pope … Continue reading

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Commentary on pope’s encyclical in Catholic press

It’s been two and a half weeks since the pope’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in Truth”) was released and there has been plenty of commentary in the Catholic press. Here’s a sampling: The encyclical “comes at a precarious moment for the … Continue reading

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Robbery of home of Near East Council of Churches Gaza official nothing more than a normal crime

Never let it be said that Judith Sudilovsky, Middle East correspondent for Catholic News Service, is asleep at the wheel. She has been reporting for us for many years and hardly any news of significance escapes her careful watch. So … Continue reading

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Mayor cooks up polenta and venison for papal entourage

VATICAN CITY — The papal spokesman’s update on Pope Benedict today contained very little information about the pope himself. Basically, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said the pope took an evening walk yesterday despite the rainy weather. However, the e-mail dispatched from … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Grateful for a special visitor

By Maryknoll Father Michael J. Snyder One in a series DAR ES SALAAM, Tananzia — Many people come to my office door here at the Catholic Chaplaincy of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.  The university shares its … Continue reading

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Fond memories of Walter Cronkite

Fred Caesar, a special assistant for communications at the Catholic Health Association, is one of numerous journalists personally touched by the life of Walter Cronkite, the CBS newsman who died last week. He sent us his thoughts this week, and … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: A faith seen round the world

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series Recently, a parishioner offered her gratitude for my work in her parish because, as she said, “It is the first time I ever felt like I belonged to something big enough … Continue reading

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