Monthly Archives: September 2009

Hawaii’s first saint touched her father’s life

Emma Kamahana Dickerson of Pennsylvania recently took three of her daughters and a granddaughter to Hawaii in anticipation of the canonization of Father Damien de Veuster, who will become the first Hawaiian saint Oct. 11. Dickerson, 85, has a unique tie to Father Damien. … Continue reading

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Pure Fashion models are on a mission for modesty

Here is a revealing story, but in a modest way! It’s about a fashion show held in Lima, Ohio, sponsored by a faith-based model training program promoting virtues of modesty and purity. In the story featured in the Catholic Chronicle, newspaper of … Continue reading

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Cardinal Martino applauds universal health care initiative

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican hasn’t weighed in very much yet concerning the fierce debate in the United States over health care reform. Some of the opposition in the U.S. centers around whether the government should have such a dominant … Continue reading

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Congregations helping jobless members cope

Rising unemployment has impacted people all over the U.S.  A recent story in Catholic San Francisco, newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, told how several faith communities are helping those affected cope with the reality of their situation.

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More on Catholic radio

After delivering my first radio news report for CNS last month, I got to thinking about my exposure to Catholic radio. When I was working in Detroit for The Michigan Catholic, the Detroit Archdiocese’s newspaper, in the late 1980s, I remember approaching Jay … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Learning how to advance the dialogue

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series I have just completed my first month of classes at Detroit Catholic Central High School, which means that my students in Public Speaking are giving their first major presentations this week.  … Continue reading

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Ambassador’s ceremony draws an eclectic crowd

A Supreme Court justice, an actor and a Catholic university president walk into the State Department….. … and formalize the swearing in of their mutual friend, constitutional lawyer Douglas Kmiec, as ambassador to Malta. What sounds like the opening to … Continue reading

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