Monthly Archives: November 2009

Year for Priests: A Roman testament to political action

By Paulist Father Tom Holahan One in a series ROME — The noise about the proper place for the church in debate on public issues seems ironic in Europe. If only people could get as “fired up” as the United … Continue reading

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Send an Advent message to Burundi

During Advent, Development and Peace, the official aid agency of the Canadian bishops’ conference, has started an interactive campaign for people to communicate with its partner agencies in Burundi. The campaign focuses on the Kamenge Youth Center in Bujumbura and … Continue reading

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Damaging report on abuse in Dublin

After months of delay, the independent government commission set up to investigate child abuse in Ireland’s Dublin Archdiocese has released its report detailing abuse and church officials’ knowledge of such abuse. Catholic News Service is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Ministry without politics

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series When I was first approached by Catholic News Service to contribute to this blog, I asked a lot of questions about their hopes for this initiative.  Among several ideas that I … Continue reading

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Four arrested in protests at Army school

It’s been 19 years since the first call came from a fledgling campaign to close a training school for Latin American soldiers at the U.S. Army’s massive Fort Benning complex in Columbus, Ga. The campaign, organized by School of the … Continue reading

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Youths came from ‘urban centers and rolling prairies’

Check out The Catholic Key blog and postings by editor Jack Smith on the 2009 National Catholic Youth Conference held Nov. 19-21 in Kansas City, Mo. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan., co-hosted the conference. … Continue reading

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Pope meets artists in the Sistine Chapel

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI met this morning in the Sistine Chapel with more than 250 artists from around the world. Sitting in front of Michelangelo’s fresco of the Last Judgment, he reflected on the beauty of God and … Continue reading

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