Monthly Archives: July 2009

First moon landing had Catholics excited, wary for the future of space travel

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon.  Besides that whole “historic space exploration achievement” thing, the Apollo 11 mission was a monumental event for media — the live … Continue reading

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Video of Archbishop Di Noia’s ordination Mass

We had a story earlier this week on the ordination Mass for Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, an American Dominican priest recently appointed secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. One of our summer interns, Jessie … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Catholic journalist who suffered for his pen

Catholic journalists in the U.S. and Canada don’t spend much time thinking that they just might land in jail for what they write. About the worst thing that happens to us is that a reader takes issue with what we … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Serving African medical students a privilege

By Maryknoll Father Michael J. Snyder One in a series DAR ES SALAAM, Tananzia — It has been two and a half years since my return to Tanzania after 10 years of service in the U.S.  I had 20 years … Continue reading

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‘Rome, sweet home’

For New Orleans Catholic editor Peter Finney, a planned assignment to go to Rome cover his new archbishop — Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond — as he received his pallium June 29 from Pope Benedict XVI turned out to be a frustrating journey … Continue reading

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A postscript to Malia and Sasha’s Vatican visit

VATICAN CITY — While neither the Vatican nor the White House released photographs of Pope Benedict XVI with Malia and Sasha Obama, the Vatican newspaper published a couple more details about their Vatican visit. While their father was meeting privately … Continue reading

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The US background of John Paul’s synagogue visit

VATICAN CITY — Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony apparently was partially responsible for Pope John Paul II’s historic 1986 visit to Rome’s main synagogue. Today’s issue of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, contains a long interview with Cardinal Jorge Mejia, … Continue reading

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