Monthly Archives: October 2009

Clarification on Anglicans and married priests

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has denied that the delay in publishing the apostolic constitution on Anglicans seeking admission to the Catholic Church has been caused by an internal Vatican debate over admitting married priests. On Oct. 20, the Vatican … Continue reading

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‘Foul ball,’ writes Archbishop Dolan — and he’s not talking about baseball

In an Oct. 29 posting on his new blog, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan writes: “October is the month we relish the high point of our national pastime, especially when one of our own New York teams is in the World … Continue reading

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Priest goes country, writes bluegrass Mass

“There was some Catholic toe tapping to the strains of banjo and fiddle” as the first bluegrass Mass was celebrated recently “exactly where it belonged: the ‘birthplace of country music,’ Bristol, Virginia,” according to a story written by Jean Denton in The … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa’s ‘dark night’ inspires Long Island Catholics

For all of you out there who were astonished by the revelation that Blessed Mother Teresa experienced periods of spiritual “darkness,” read what one professor of moral theology says about what that meant for the woman who founded the Missionaries of Charity. The … Continue reading

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Outdoor Mass recalls 12 priests who arrived in Florida in 1539

Bishop Frank J. Dewane of the Diocese of Venice, Fla., combined a diocesan “Year of Celebration” and the international “Year for Priests” Oct. 22 in a Mass dedicated to all priests who have served in Florida, including the 12 priests and friars … Continue reading

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Commander Cibin, rest in peace

VATICAN CITY — Commander Camillo Cibin, the man known as the pope’s “guardian angel” for more than 40 years, died yesterday at the age of 83. The funeral Mass for the former head of Vatican security and chief papal bodyguard … Continue reading

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Even in tough economic times, people give

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul — whose members are quite familiar with the effects of the world financial crisis on the poor — has some good news to report. Its second annual Friends of the Poor Walk raised … Continue reading

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