Monthly Archives: May 2010

Flood stories of survival, resilience

As the floodwaters recede in Nashville, Tenn., the cleanup efforts show no sign of abating nor does the resiliency of  local residents. This week’s issue of the Tennessee Register, Nashville’s diocesan newspaper, gives a behind-the-scenes look at what some people faced in the torrential rains of … Continue reading

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Cross your fingers — and vote — for San Miguel School

The polls are almost closed, and eighth-graders at San Miguel School in Tulsa, Okla., will find out tomorrow whether they have won an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, Fla., in a contest sponsored by NBC’s “Today” show. The 19 students at the LaSallian … Continue reading

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More people continue to seek help from Catholic Charities nationwide

Even though the economy seems to be recovering — ever so slowly — the economic crisis is just beginning for some, Catholic Charities USA reports. New people continue to walk through the doors of Catholic Charities sites nationwide, according the agency’s … Continue reading

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World Communications Day theme challenges us

Don’t forget that this Sunday is the church’s observance of World Communications Day, a time to reflect on the challenges of spreading the Gospel in the modern world. (The date for the observance is always the Sunday between Ascension Thursday … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities’ Father Snyder calls for new values base in American economy

One of the more interesting blogs in cyberspace rolling out recently is that of Father Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA. His “Think and Act Anew” blog offers food for thought on the status of poverty in the United States … Continue reading

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One-third of Goldman Sachs shareholders call for greater transparency

One-third of shareholders at Goldman Sachs May 7 voted in favor of a resolution seeking greater transparency in the bank’s derivatives trading ventures. The resolution was the third offered at major banks in recent weeks by representatives of the Interfaith … Continue reading

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Flying to Portugal, pope says abuse crisis “terrifying”

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO PORTUGAL — Pope Benedict XVI said the priestly sex abuse scandal is a “terrifying” crisis that comes from inside the church — not from an outside attack — and requires purification and penance to overcome. The … Continue reading

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