Monthly Archives: October 2009

Families called on to help evangelize society

Back in early September, John and Lauri Przybysz of Severna Park, Md., and other representatives of the Christian Family Movement were invited to make a presentation to the Pontifical Council for the Family, which is headed by Italian Cardinal Ennio Antonelli. What they told the … Continue reading

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‘All work done by students’

Kyle Belcher, who headed up the architectural design of the house for the “Team California” (Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts) entry in the Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon, said there were many “aha” moments in the construction … Continue reading

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‘Our house is a very, very fine house’

As I strolled along the National Mall Tuesday during the Energy Department-sponsored Solar Decathlon, I saw 20 student-built houses that stress energy efficiency and sustainable usage. There was a constant parade of visitors checking out the houses, with dozens in line at any … Continue reading

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Never so serious …

Robert Frost may (or may not) have said, “I am never so serious as when I am joking.” But whoever rightfully deserves credit for the quote knew what he was talking about. People use humor to make points. Such was the approach of … Continue reading

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Oblate Father Carl Kabat: ‘A fool for Christ’

Spending time behind bars is nothing new for Oblate Father Carl Kabat. So on his 76th birthday Oct. 10, he could think of no better place to be than a jail cell. The St. Louis priest has spent more than … Continue reading

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St. Damien’s ceaseless care for the suffering inspires

Joining in the celebration of the Oct. 11 canonization of  St. Damien de Veuster is Council 11411 of the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Rochester, N.Y.  The Blessed Damien of Molokai Council is among a handful of Knights’ councils across the … Continue reading

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A family on the run

Talk about a family on the run. All 16 siblings of the Kapral family of Oshkosh, Wis. ran in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon in nearby Appleton Sept. 20. Not only did they run in the popular annual event, … Continue reading

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