Monthly Archives: April 2010

‘Houston, we’ve got a problem’

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 crisis, when the spacecraft was crippled in the middle of its planned trip to the moon. Forget a lunar landing and moonwalk; finding a way to get the three astronauts home … Continue reading

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Statue of Mary that survived Nagasaki nuclear blast to visit US for first time

While another in a series of important events aimed at making the world safer from nuclear weapons occurs this week with the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, plans are under way to bring a statue of Mary that survived the … Continue reading

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‘The Holy Father that I know’

Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., weighed in March 31 on recent coverage of sex abuse and the church by The New York Times and attorney Jeffrey Anderson’s disclosure of documents to the newspaper, mainly concerning the case of Father … Continue reading

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‘Media decides, then reports’

Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote an item headlined “Media decides, then reports” for The Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog today on media coverage of the sex abuse crisis. … Continue reading

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Mike Krzyzewski: Life Beyond the Rim

That’s the headline on a feature story from St. Anthony Messenger magazine about Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski — “Coach K” to any of us who follow basketball. For those of you who don’t follow sports, Krzyzewski’s Duke team … Continue reading

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Catholic paper gets Vatican-watcher’s view on abuse crisis

Our Sunday Visitor editor John Norton today published a commentary on the sex abuse crisis from veteran Vatican-watcher Sandro Magister. Headlined “Decoding accusations against Pope Benedict,” the article for the April 18 edition of the national Catholic newspaper includes a … Continue reading

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Pope’s Easter message: “Let us sing to the Lord”

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s Easter address given with his blessing “urbit et orbi” (to the city and the world): Cantemus Domino: gloriose enim magnificatus est. “Let us sing to the Lord, … Continue reading

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