Monthly Archives: April 2010

En route to Malta, pope speaks of wounds of sins

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict arrived in Malta this afternoon for an overnight visit. The pope spoke briefly to reporters aboard his plane, including CNS correspondent Carol Glatz, who reports that the pope said the church as the body of Christ has … Continue reading

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Bill canceling Haiti’s debt heads to White House

Legislation that in effect cancels more than $800 million in debt owed by Haiti to world financial institutions has cleared both houses of Congress and is on its way to White House. The Debt Relief for Earthquake Recovery in Haiti Act, … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Asking students what they want from life

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series Over the past few weeks, I have spent a lot of time talking with students about life after high school.  College is a given for my students, but few really know … Continue reading

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Rector’s Dinner: Big night at NAC

The Rector’s Dinner is one of the events of the year at the Pontifical North American College. It’s a fund-raiser, but it’s much more — for an evening, the college is a crossroads for seminarians and alumni, benefactors and Roman … Continue reading

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Pope: ‘The world that speaks to us of our sins’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI apparently gave a remarkable homily at Mass today with members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, speaking about the clerical sex abuse crisis as an opportunity for the church to do real penance. (UPDATE: Full … Continue reading

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The fake war against the Beatles

VATICAN CITY — Many news headlines over the past week contained some variant of: “Vatican forgives/makes peace with/absolves the Beatles!” It came after the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, published an article April 10 praising the pop group, saying their “beautiful … Continue reading

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Papal secretary marks boss’ anniversary with a book

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI isn’t the only resident of the Apostolic Palace involved in writing and publishing. After having collaborated on children’s books about Pope Benedict XVI, Msgr. Georg Ganswein — his personal secretary — is celebrating the … Continue reading

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