Monthly Archives: September 2009

Pope’s arrival speech in the Czech Republic

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech upon his arrival Saturday at the Ruzyne International Airport in Prague, the Czech Republic. The initial and closing lines, delivered in Czech, were translated into English: Mr President, … Continue reading

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Outstanding in their field

There is a blogger for the Detroit News by the name of Michael Happy. He was a member of Holy Name Parish in Detroit in his boyhood, and has his fond memories of that time of his life. He has … Continue reading

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Newman’s promoters excited by possible papal visit

UPDATE: On Sept. 27 the Vatican confirmed the trip, probably for the fall of 2010. Pope Benedict XVI’s all but certain visit to Britain next year — while not yet official, an announcement is expected soon — is generating plenty of … Continue reading

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Pax Christi official finds hope growing amidst violence in Iraq

Just back from a fact-finding mission to Iraq, Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, saw that hope is growing among Iraqis that peace will return some day to the violence-torn country. Speaking with Catholic News Service in her Washington … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Recovering from our mistakes

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series This past week, my English students took their first major exam, which I had graded and posted to our electronic grade book prior to the start of the weekend. Since this … Continue reading

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Bishop Hubbard joins call to reduce threat of nuclear catastrophe

Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., has lent his name to a newspaper ad calling for the United States to take a leadership role in reducing the world’s nuclear weapons stockpiles and, in doing so, strengthen national security. The … Continue reading

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The ownership society

In the era when automobile production ruled the roost in my native Detroit, people didn’t say they worked for Ford. Instead, by some grammatical quirk, they’d say they worked for Ford’s. Or Chrysler’s. Or, in an earlier time, Packard’s. That … Continue reading

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