Monthly Archives: August 2009

Keeping up those rewriting skills

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of spending a few weeks on a story, turning it in with the expectation that it will run “tomorrow,” then hearing on the radio the next morning that the entire premise of your story … Continue reading

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Two Catholic leaders among nation’s top nonprofit executives

Father Larry Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities USA, and Franciscan Sister Georgette Lehmuth, president and chief executive officer of the National Catholic Development Conference, have been named to a list of the country’s most influential nonprofit executives. The NonProfit … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: No longer on the front lines

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series One of my favorite “one-liners” comes from Precious Blood Father Anthony Gittons, who wrote, “We cannot transform ourselves, but we can create the space for transformation to occur.”  Over the years, … Continue reading

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First Catholic-run pregnancy support center opens in Denver

“Being pro-life, it’s so important that we don’t just ‘talk the talk,’” said Annette Davis, a volunteer with the Gabriel Project, a pro-life outreach in the Denver Archdiocese. “We need to be there to support the courageous women who are … Continue reading

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Debating the effects of social networking on community life

An English archbishop’s recent warning about social networking sites has been getting a lot of attention in news stories and blogs — to the tune of hundreds of Google search results. Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminister told the Telegraph that … Continue reading

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A hospital, chaplains and acts of kindness

I was laid up, as they say, in the hospital for a weekend last month. It was the first time in more than 40 years I had to spend the night in a hospital. It was an unwelcome surprise, especially since … Continue reading

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The toughest jobs are the ones you love most

The Arlington Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., recently profiled Katie Yohe, a graduate from a Catholic high school in the diocese who, upon getting her college degree, has decided to commit a year to teaching second-graders in the … Continue reading

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