Monthly Archives: August 2009

Catholic advocates get specific on health care reform

Town hall meetings across the U.S. have stirred the passions of protesters opposed to health care reform in general or opposed to certain aspects of bills currently before Congress. Here’s a story about Catholic efforts on the health reform issue, including … Continue reading

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New Italian book features then-Cardinal Ratzinger on liturgy

VATICAN CITY — Our Italian colleague, Andrea Tornielli, today published two texts written by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the liturgy. The pieces — one a letter translated from German into Italian and another from a speech — are contained in a … Continue reading

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Milwaukee couple begins every day with wedding vows

OK, now here is a story about a married couple who show their devotion to their wedding vows — literally on a daily basis!  The Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has run an article about this couple who begins … Continue reading

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On the Rise

If a mile away can be classified as “right under my nose,” then back in Detroit, a Capuchin-supported bakery named On the Rise has been operating for two years right under my nose. Detroit’s my hometown. On the Rise is about one … Continue reading

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Mules … and pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY — St Peter’s Square is never dull. People from all over the world end up there. The square has hosted Masses, religious processions, concerts and the starting lines or finishing lines of marathons, bike races and car rallies. … Continue reading

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Spiritan Father Eugene Hillman was a hero to an African tribe

People who knew Spiritan Father Eugene Hillman, who died Aug. 5 at age 84 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, said he truly loved the people of the Masai tribe in East Africa, where he did mission work for 18 … Continue reading

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Vatican Museums open Friday nights in September, October

VATICAN CITY — After more than 6,500 people visited the Vatican Museums the night of July 24, the museums’ director has decided to open the miles of galleries and the Sistine Chapel to visitors every Friday night in September and … Continue reading

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