Monthly Archives: March 2010

Despite being a tiny minority, Catholics in Nepal carry out missionary work

Yes, there’s a Catholic presence in Nepal. It’s not large, but it’s there. It’s all of about 7,500 people in a predominantly Hindu country of 28.5 million. Father Silas Bogati, executive director of Caritas Nepal, wants people in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Live broadcasts of papal events on CNS Crossplayer

If you’re looking for an easy way to watch the Easter Triduum from Rome beginning on Holy Thursday, you might want to check the CNS Crossplayer for its “Vatican Live” feed from the Vatican Television Center. Our Crossplayer (right) is … Continue reading

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US bishops voice concern for abuse victims, thank Pope Benedict for leadership in dealing with abuse

The Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voiced concern for victims of clergy sexual abuse and thanked Pope Benedict XVI for his leadership in handling abuse cases in a statement released this morning. CNS will have a … Continue reading

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Praying with Pope Benedict for Pope John Paul II

VATICAN CITY — Last night I read a prayer of the faithful in English at the Mass that Pope Benedict XVI celebrated to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II. It was one of the … Continue reading

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Catholic hospitals make Thomson Reuters top 100 list

Thomson Reuters has released its annual list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. Listings of medical centers, universities, companies to work for, etc., are always dubious at best. Rating agencies use different criteria and different metrics, but no one ever complains … Continue reading

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Vatican’s doctrinal chief discusses challenges facing church

Cardinal William J. Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, recently gave an interview to Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, the director of the Toronto-based Salt + Light Television. In the interview on S + L’s show … Continue reading

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Step toward sainthood for Mother Henriette Delille

UPDATE: CNS STORY: Pope brings African-American foundress one step closer to sainthood VATICAN CITY — This hasn’t gotten much media attention, but an American took a step toward sainthood on Saturday. Pope Benedict approved a decree saying that the Christian … Continue reading

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