Monthly Archives: August 2009

Priests and their chalices: an intimate connection

Editor Roxanne King has launched a new series, as part of the celebration of the Year for Priests, in the Denver Catholic Register on priests and their chalices called, simply enough, “A priest’s chalice.” Priests, of course, can celebrate the … Continue reading

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The Kennedy ethos: sharing joys and grief with strangers

It was totally in keeping with the family ethos that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, his son, Patrick (a member of Congress from Rhode Island), and other family members spent hours this week greeting those in line at the Kennedy … Continue reading

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Sheen spotted on the subway

No, not Martin the actor, but the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen — on a book cover. On Wednesday evening on the subway in Washington, I spotted a young man with shirt sleeves rolled up and tie loosened — obviously … Continue reading

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Delegation finds human rights violations across Honduras

  Hondurans participating in nonviolent demonstrations against the June 28 ouster of Manuel Zelaya as president of the poor Central American country are experiencing human rights violations — including intimidation, beatings and rape — by government security forces, a small … Continue reading

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‘Guitars and Adobes’ gives a glimpse at church life in New Mexico in the ’30s

Seventy-seven years after Fray Angelico Chavez’s serialized novel, “Guitars and Adobes,” appeared in the pages of St. Anthony Messenger magazine, it is now out in book form. It has been described as a kind of Hispanic answer to Willa Cather’s “Death Comes for the … Continue reading

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What else was happening when Woodstock was going on?

What else was going on in the nation and around the world when hippies, flower power and the Age of Aquarius were being celebrated at the musical festival held on Max Yasgur’s farm in upper New York state in August of 1969? … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Longing to be comfortable

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series This past week, I began my new assignment teaching at Detroit Catholic Central High School. Therefore, I have been reflecting recently on “all things new” — new city, new house, new … Continue reading

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