Monthly Archives: January 2010

Year for Priests: Thoughts on vocations

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series As a young priest, I am often asked to speak on the topic of vocations to the priesthood.  As a result, I spend a fair amount of energy thinking and conversing … Continue reading

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Who’s tweeting for the Vatican?

VATICAN CITY — Over the weekend some media announced that the Vatican had opened a Twitter feed. Intrigued, I quickly went to @vatican_va on Twitter. At first glance, it looked like the Vatican — there was the Vatican coat of arms, the Vatican flag … Continue reading

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Pope urges priests to join the digital revolution

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict’s message for World Communications Day 2010, unveiled at a Vatican press conference today, encourages priests around the world to take their pastoral ministry online through Web sites, blogs and videos. The message says the church … Continue reading

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Searching for answers in Haiti

The incredible devastation and destruction caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti has prompted many to wonder why a nation already so impoverished would experience such tragedy. Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, a former physicist and U.S.  director of the Catholic … Continue reading

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Mysterious Rembrandt etching found

The fact that The Catholic University of America in Washington has opened a free art exhibit in a gallery in its campus library may not sound unusual. On display through May 24 are items from the university’s own collection: drawings, etchings, engravings and woodcut prints created … Continue reading

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Whispers of another Synod for America

VATICAN CITY — During a Vatican press conference yesterday presenting the outline of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic told reporters there was talk of having another special assembly for America. The last synod for America was held … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities honors three ‘champions of the poor’

Three individuals described as “national champions of the poor” were given a Keep the Dream Alive Award by Catholic Charities USA Jan. 18, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The honors were given by the Alexandria, Va.-based agency as … Continue reading

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