Daily Archives: December 11, 2009

National Guadalupe shrine is in Pennsylvania

As we approach the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas, it’s worth mentioning that a parish in Allentown, Pa., is home to a national shrine dedicated to her.  The National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Immaculate … Continue reading

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Inside the John Paul II-Gorbachev meeting

VATICAN CITY  — The release of a transcript of the 1989 meeting between Pope John Paul II and Mikhail Gorbachev offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the more important papal audiences of the 20th century. It’s a translation of … Continue reading

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‘Outrage, betrayal and shame’

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican issued a statement following Pope Benedict XVI’s 90-minute meeting today with Vatican officials and Irish church leaders, saying the pope shared the “sense of outrage, betrayal and shame” felt by Irish Catholics over decades of … Continue reading

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