Monthly Archives: May 2010

Vatican announces apostolic visitation of Irish church

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican today announced the names of the nine bishops, priests and religious who will conduct an apostolic visitation of dioceses in Ireland, the Irish seminaries and religious orders. Pope Benedict XVI announced the visitation in March in … Continue reading

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South African church readies for World Cup

Are you a soccer fan? If you are then you know that the World Cup — soccer’s Super Bowl — is set to begin in just 14 days. For the first time in football history, Africa will play host. It’s … Continue reading

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Shout out for high school chaplains

A recent story in The Catholic Sun, Phoenix’s diocesan newspaper, drives home the point that priests are needed on high school campuses. Graduating seniors at Phoenix-area Catholic high schools praised school chaplains for celebrating school Masses and being available to talk to students … Continue reading

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Eucharistic adoration at the Vatican in reparation for abuse

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is hosting two hours of eucharistic adoration “in reparation for abuses committed by priests and for the healing of this wound within the church.” The service in St. Peter’s Basilica this Saturday will feature an … Continue reading

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Haiti’s Radio Soleil slowly getting back to normal

Back in February when a CNS photographer and I visited the makeshift operation of Radio Soleil, Haiti’s popular Catholic radio station, it was on the air, but barely so. Things are much better, if not absolutely normal, today. Courtesy of … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: The “cool” church

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series . . . and to this the student responded, “You can’t do that.  You don’t ask questions like that . . . you just don’t.” (The written word doesn’t capture his … Continue reading

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The bishops look back — and forward — on health reform

Those who followed the ins and outs of the health reform debate — and especially the Catholic participation in that debate — will be interested in reading a new statement by the chairmen of the three U.S. Conference of Catholic … Continue reading

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