Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hospital systems contribute $200,000 to rebuild Haiti’s renowned St. Francis de Sales Hospital

A Catholic hospital in the earthquake-ravaged capital of Haiti is getting a boost in its effort to rebuild from two U.S.-based health care systems with strong Catholic connections. Catholic Health East in Newton Square, Pa., and BayCare Health Systems in … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday reflection

Today is Ash Wednesday, and to help you get the season off to the right start we offer this reflection for the day by Basilian Father Tom Rosica, the head of  Salt + Light Television, Canada’s national Catholic television outlet.  … Continue reading

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Malassadas on Shrove Tuesday — yum!

Remember this from last year? Malassadas on Shrove Tuesday — yum! Here in the eastern U.S. you still have a couple hours to enjoy them. Have at it!

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Vatican statement on pope’s meeting with Irish bishops

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI met with 24 Irish bishops at the Vatican during a two-day, closed-door meeting yesterday and today. The summit focused on the Irish church’s handling of sex abuse by priests against minors. Here is the … Continue reading

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Eco-conscious university bans use of plastic water bottles

The Catholic Sentinel, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., reports that the University of Portland has announced a new initiative to make its campus more sustainable: It will no longer sell or use disposable water bottles. According to the … Continue reading

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Slogging through slush for snow treat in Rome

VATICAN CITY — “It’s SNOWING,” the 7:51 a.m. text message from CNS reporter Cindy Wooden proclaimed. I rolled out of bed and headed with excitement to St. Peter’s Square, a mere seven-minute walk from my apartment near the Vatican. But … Continue reading

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I call it ‘snowmaggedon,’ you call it ‘snowpocalypse’

Whatever you want to call it, we here in Washington want to call the whole thing off. I guess the prognosticators got it right when they predicted the snowstorm that hit the Washington region last Friday would come back again, delivering … Continue reading

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