Monthly Archives: April 2010

Keep Haiti in the headlines, advocates urge

Headlines in the media about the Haitian earthquake have fallen to a trickle now that the disaster is more than three months in the past. But that doesn’t mean it should be forgotten, advocates working on Haitian relief efforts believe. … Continue reading

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Prayers for expectant mothers

The Denver province of Redemptorists has created an online prayer list for Mother’s Day specifically for women who are experiencing physical or emotional difficulties related to pregnancy. The Redemptorist priests and brothers will intercede to St. Gerard Majella — the … Continue reading

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Baltimore newspaper, parishes mount effort to end gun violence

Gun violence in Baltimore is a major problem that poses serious dangers for the city’s residents. In response, two of the city’s parishes are joining with The Catholic Review, newspaper of the Baltimore Archdiocese, in another “Gun Turn-In Day.” The day is … Continue reading

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Turning off the comments spigot

This struck a nerve with me too. Deacon Greg Kandra, the Brooklyn, N.Y., uber-blogger and director of news for the Brooklyn Diocese’s cable TV channel known as NET (for New Evangelization Television), announced last night that he was turning off … Continue reading

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Displaced Haitians begin moving to safer ground

Some of the thousands of Haitians staying at a makeshift camp on a Port-au-Prince golf course since the country’s devastating Jan. 12 earthquake are beginning to move to safer ground. An estimated 3,000 people –- out of an estimated 40,000 … Continue reading

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Why would any man want to be a priest today?

That was the provocative question retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn put to priests at the recent meeting of the National Federation of Priests Councils in Houston. “The cataclysmic avalanche of the sex abuse scandal is a profoundly troubling … Continue reading

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Publisher apologizes for defending Father Maciel

Father Owen Kearns, a member of the Legionaries of Christ and the editor-in-chief and publisher of the National Catholic Register, apologizes in the April 25 edition of  the paper for defending his order’s founder, Father Marcial Maciel, when sexual abuse allegations against him … Continue reading

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