Daily Archives: December 2, 2009

… and speaking of extraterrestrials …

As followup to our post earlier today, we bring you this blog item titled “Colbert, aliens and the Vatican,” by John Norton, editor of Our Sunday Visitor. Norton embeds in the blog a clip of last night’s appearance on Comedy … Continue reading

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Cremation with a smaller carbon footprint

From our client newspaper The Catholic Register in Toronto comes a futuristic story about bio-cremation, with a carbon footprint 20 times less than regular cremation. Franciscan Sister Renee Mirkes, director of the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Neb., claims … Continue reading

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Most-viewed CNS stories for November — bishops and extraterrestrials?

What do the U.S. bishops’ general meeting and extraterrestrial aliens have in common? Nothing really, except that they were four of our five most-viewed stories on our public Web site, catholicnews.com, in November. That the bishops’ meeting would be on … Continue reading

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