Monthly Archives: July 2009

Year for Priests: How not to feel overwhelmed

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series Some of the more humorous conversations I have had with other priests concern the things we wished they would have taught us in seminary, but never did. Most of us spend … Continue reading

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The busy, busy White House beat

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Catholic news connected to the White House. An interview with President Barack Obama, a gathering of the President’s Council on Faith-Based and Community Partnerships, the meeting last Friday between the president and … Continue reading

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Updates on billion-dollar campaigns in Catholic higher education

The Chronicle of Higher Education issued its monthly report on the progress of the 33 U.S. colleges and universities currently in campaigns to raise $1 billion or more. Of the 33, two are Catholic institutions of higher education. According to … Continue reading

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New surgeon general nominee is a CHA board member

Dr. Regina Benjamin, a member of the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association, is being nominated as surgeon general this morning. We had this story on Benjamin last fall, when she received a MacArthur fellowship for her work … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Grateful to serve, despite challenges

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series On June 29, I posted my first blog regarding the Year for Priests.  I confess to having been a bit surprised at the reaction, termed by one observer a “minor firestorm.” … Continue reading

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McNamara showed concern for poor, vulnerable

In his message to leaders of the Group of Eight meeting in L’Aquila, Italy, and in his new encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI urged wealthy nations to remember the poor in their own countries and their responsibility to poor nations and to care for the … Continue reading

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Last-minute change for Archbishop-designate DiNoia’s episcopal ordination

In case you were expecting to see Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera as one of the ordaining bishops at the episcopal ordination of Archbishop-designate J. Augustine DiNoia tomorrow in Washington, think again. The cardinal, who is the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for … Continue reading

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