Monthly Archives: March 2010

Caritas Sri Lanka struggles to help displaced war refugees

An estimated 300,000 Sri Lankans remain displaced as war refugees nearly 10 months after the end of a vicious 25-year civil war between Tamil separatists and government forces, according to Father George Dhanasegaran Sigamony, national director of Caritas Sri Lanka. … Continue reading

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Photos from Sunday’s immigration rally in Washington

We’ve posted a selection of Nancy Wiechec’s photos from last Sunday’s immigration reform Mass and march in Washington in a slideshow that you can view here. (We also have a link to the slideshow from our homepage.) The Mass, at St. … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops issue statement on health care reform

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this afternoon issued a statement on the health care reform bill approved by the House of Representatives on Sunday and signed into law by President Barack Obama this morning. According to an accompanying news … Continue reading

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How immigration marchers made his day

Near the end of a long day of events for the March for America immigration reform rally and march  (and here) on March 21, a sign caught my eye. The sign held by the man near the playground in Lincoln Park … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Gracious living

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series Once a month, the boys of Catholic Central gather for an all-school Mass, often celebrating one of our many patrons.  Being that the school mascot is the shamrock, St. Patrick was … Continue reading

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Vatican on Twitter

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican this weekend opened six Twitter accounts, including one in English. It’s exciting news for those who have pushed for better use of new media at the Vatican. Interestingly, the Twitter presence was launched the day … Continue reading

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On eve of health care vote, bishops weigh in

On Saturday evening the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Bishops to House of Representatives: Fix Flaws or Vote No on Health Reform Bill WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops urged the House of Representatives to fix flaws in … Continue reading

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