Monthly Archives: January 2010

Vatican offers Bible in Chinese online

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is now offering the complete text of the Bible online in Chinese on its Web site, http://www.vatican.va. When users click on a particular book of the Bible, it pops up in an easy-to-read (if you know Chinese) PDF … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: Trying to unravel this complex situation

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series DAY SEVEN: Jan. 11, 2010 JERUSALEM — The formal work of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences with the Church in the Holy Land began today. It includes Bishop William Kenney, auxiliary bishop … Continue reading

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Video interview with Archbishop Dolan about Haiti relief

Our Rome bureau chief, John Thavis, tonight caught up with the chairman of Catholic Relief Services, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, for a video interview about the tragedy in Haiti. Archbishop Dolan was in Rome for celebrations marking … Continue reading

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Priests on Facebook

While some may scoff at Facebook, others, like Father Nels Gjengdahl, associate pastor at St. Odilia in Shoreview, Minn., views the online social networking site as “an avenue” to make connections with young people. The 29-year-old priest even posts his homilies on his … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: Struggling to find the way to peace

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series DAY SIX: Jan. 10, 2010 JERUSALEM — Steve, Bill, and I, along with Tracy McClure of Vatican Radio, Marwin Mazur of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and Father Paul … Continue reading

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RIP Miep Gies, an example for today’s world

How many people around the world have read the compelling diary of Anne Frank, who spent more than two years hiding in the Netherlands before being shipped off to a Nazi death camp? Her story would not have been told … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: We arrive in Jerusalem

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series DAY FIVE: Jan. 9, 2010 JERUSALEM — Steve Colecchi of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Bill O’Keefe of Catholic Relief Services and I left Beirut early to fly to Amman, Jordan, and then … Continue reading

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