Daily Archives: August 5, 2009

Year for Priests: One small plan to encourage vocations

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series Our modest-sized Diocese of Albany, N.Y., is in the middle of a transformation.  Within the next two years, 33 churches will merge or close, about 20 percent of our worship sites. … Continue reading

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A view from the pew

A summertime routine for Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I., is to attend Sunday Mass as a “private citizen.” In a column appearing in the July 30 issue of the Rhode Island Catholic, his diocesan newspaper, he said: “Even … Continue reading

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Miguel Diaz confirmed as ambassador to the Vatican

UPDATE: Cuban-American confirmed as ninth US ambassador to the Vatican VATICAN CITY — To no one’s surprise, the U.S. Senate last night confirmed Miguel Diaz as the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. That gives Diaz and his family time to … Continue reading

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