Monthly Archives: January 2010

Holy Land journey: Misdiagnosis of terrorism, and a visit to my roots

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series (Editor’s Note: Bishop Gerald Kicanas (right) of Tucson, Ariz., vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is on a trip to Lebanon, his ancestral homeland, and to Israel and the … Continue reading

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Pope to diplomats: Denial of God devastates creation

VATICAN CITY — In his address today to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican, Pope Benedict focused on the need to safeguard creation, which was the theme of his recent World Peace Day message. His talk today looked at … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: Challenges for the church in Lebanon

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series (Editor’s Note: Bishop Gerald Kicanas (right) of Tucson, Ariz., vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is on a trip to Lebanon, his ancestral homeland, and to Israel and the … Continue reading

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Pope visits Cardinal Etchegaray in hospital

ROME — Pope Benedict went to Rome’s Gemelli hospital this evening to visit French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, who was injured when a woman rushed the pope at the start of his Christmas Eve liturgy in St. Peter’s. The pope chatted for a half-hour … Continue reading

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Pope marks 150 years of North American College

VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical North American College, the U.S. national seminary in Rome, is celebrating its 150th anniversary and today Pope Benedict XVI marked the event in an audience with the institution’s students, superiors, faculty and alumni. The pope … Continue reading

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Another side of new Milwaukee archbishop

The Milwaukee Catholic Herald gave its readers another view of their new archbishop with this story about his military chaplaincy where he  ministered to soldiers in the reserves. In 1991, when there were more than 500,000 troops stationed in the Persian … Continue reading

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Holy Land journey: A full day seeing the needs of Lebanon

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas One in a series (Editor’s Note: Bishop Gerald Kicanas (right) of Tucson, Ariz., vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is on a trip to Lebanon, his ancestral homeland, and to Israel and the … Continue reading

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