Daily Archives: October 2, 2009

Remembering Pope John Paul II in Iowa 30 years ago

My first big assignment in the Catholic press was an unbelievable 30 years ago — covering the visit of Pope John Paul II to America’s heartland in October 1979. I was working at the Denver Catholic Register, newspaper of the … Continue reading

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‘My mom’s a saint’ tops most-viewed stories for September

One of our favorite stories last month was also one of yours: our feature on Laura Molla, whose mother is a saint — not just the “my mom’s a saint” kind of saint, but a real, official, declared-by-the-church saint. Medjugorje, … Continue reading

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U.S. ambassador’s speech to the pope

VATICAN CITY  — Here is the text of the speech given by U.S. Ambassador Miguel Diaz when he presented his credentials today to Pope Benedict: Your Holiness, It is a distinct honor to present to you my credentials as Ambassador … Continue reading

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Pope’s speech to new U.S. ambassador

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI accepted the credentials of the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Miguel Diaz, at a ceremony this morning at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo. Here is the Vatican text of the pope’s speech to the … Continue reading

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