Monthly Archives: July 2009

Next up on Hill: hearing for nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Vatican

The Senate hearing for theology professor Miguel Diaz, President Barack Obama’s pick to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, takes place Wednesday.  He’ll be one of four ambassador nominees facing questions from the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee. The others are Obama’s … Continue reading

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How does the national health care reform debate look at the local community level?

With all the talk in Washington about health care reform measures lawmakers are wrangling over on Capitol Hill, what often gets lost in the national coverage of the debate is how people on the local community level are dealing with the high cost of … Continue reading

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Pope leads Angelus, thanks people for prayers

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI recited the Angelus today in the town of Romano Canavese in northern Italy, thanking the doctors who repaired his broken right wrist and thanking the faithful all over the world who offered their prayers … Continue reading

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Pope doing well, will continue vacation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI spent a peaceful night in Les Combes after undergoing a brief surgical procedure yesterday to repair his right wrist, which he fractured in a fall, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said this morning. Last night, I … Continue reading

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One pastor’s take on Year for Priests

The pastor at St. Pius X in Norfolk, Va., is encouraging parishioners to write letters and fill out prayer cards for priests to celebrate Year for Priests. Father Venancio Balarote said it’s important to remember that priests are human. “We … Continue reading

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CUA goes multimedia over Year for Priests

Since Pope Benedict XVI launched the start of  the Year for Priests June 19, The Catholic University of America in Washington has launched a multimedia Web site to help promote the special yearlong celebration. The pope designated June 19 as … Continue reading

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Pope fractures wrist in fall

UPDATE: Pope Benedict is undergoing a procedure under local anesthesia to set his wrist, the spokesman of Parini Hospital in Aosta told the Italian news agency ANSA. ANSA also said the pope asked to be treated like any other patient and … Continue reading

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