Monthly Archives: February 2010

An Olympic welcome from The B.C. Catholic

The B.C. Catholic, award-winning newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia, has published a special Olympic edition. “We Believe: A Catholic Guide to the 2010 Winter Games,” includes greetings from church officials, including Pope Benedict XVI; maps, Mass times … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Praying outside the box

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series Over the past couple of weeks, I have met with a number of people about prayer, and since Lent is around the corner it seems fitting to pass along a few … Continue reading

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Determined Haitians stand strong in the face of insurmountable obstacles

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – While leaving the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince this morning we passed by a U.N. World Food Program food distribution site. Dozens of earthquake victims were hurrying back to their tattered shelters a few blocks away, … Continue reading

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Charlie Jacques prays the rosary for comfort outside destroyed Port-au-Prince cathedral

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Just about every morning since the Jan. 12 earthquake Charlie Jacques visits what’s left of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and prays the rosary. “It gives me comfort and gets me through the day,” … Continue reading

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Persevering Haitian barber rebuilds his shop amid signs of clean up

SARTHE, Haiti — Signs of clean up and rebuilding slowly are becoming more evident across some of the most seriously damaged neighborhoods around Port-au-Prince. Barber Chov Jean Jacques is just one example. We came across Jacques sitting in what was … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholic leaders call for safeguards to protect Haitian children

The heads of five major Catholic agencies that are serving Haitian earthquake victims have written to three Cabinet secretaries outlining steps they feel should be taken to protect  Haitian children who have been left alone as a result of the Jan. … Continue reading

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Priest says second trip to Super Bowl for him ‘humbling,’ ‘surprising’

Father Peter Gallagher, a pastor in the Indianapolis Archdiocese, says he never dreamed when he was first ordained in 1992 he’d be the chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts, much less go to two Super Bowls with the team. “It’s humbling and … Continue reading

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