Monthly Archives: August 2009

Priests provide comfort at scene of deadly shooting

When a shooting occurred recently at a fitness club, Catholic priests jumped into action, as you can read in the Pittsburgh Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. You’ll read in this story how the priests’ presence in the midst of … Continue reading

Posted in clients, CNS

Shriver counted Dorothy Day among her friends

Among the many friends Eunice Kennedy Shriver made throughout her illustrious life was Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. Daughter Maria Shriver said in her eulogy during her mother’s funeral Aug. 14 that Shriver considered Day a personal hero, … Continue reading

Posted in CNS | 2 Comments

Connecticut man races through deserts for good causes

When Tom Gallagher said he wanted to go out into the desert, he wasn’t just using a biblical metaphor. The Riverside, Conn., ultraendurance athlete and Catholic is gearing up for his third seven-day footrace through 150 miles of desert to … Continue reading

Posted in CNS | 4 Comments

Jim McGinnis, teacher of peace, dead at 66

Jim McGinnis, who for nearly 40 years was an advocate and educator for peace and justice, died from a heart attack Aug. 13 near his home in St. Louis. McGinnis, 66, and his wife, Kathy, were partners in running the Institute for … Continue reading

Posted in CNS | 1 Comment

Catholic Charities agencies finding it tougher to meet growing demand for services

Although there seems to be a bit of light at the end of the long recessionary tunnel, Catholic Charities agencies are not seeing it yet. According to the most recent quarterly snapshot survey from Catholic Charities USA, local agencies are … Continue reading

Posted in CNS

Taking refuge in nature

Former Catholic News Service director Tom Lorsung might have retired in 2003, but he still is using photographic and writing skills honed in more than 30 years at the news service. Lorsung’s latest product: a 2010 color calendar, featuring shots from … Continue reading

Posted in CNS

Is another round of home foreclosures on the horizon?

Is another massive round of home foreclosures possible starting in 2010? It just may happen, according to Thomas Shellabarger, a policy adviser for the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The reason … Continue reading

Posted in CNS | 2 Comments