Monthly Archives: June 2010

Summer reading list with a Catholic twist

Looking for a Catholic book to read during this summer? A Catholic online bookstore — Aquinas and More Catholic Goods — based in Colorado Springs, Colo., has just launched its fourth annual summer book club. Ian Rutherford, the bookstore’s president, … Continue reading

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Beneath the mundane in Rome, Christian treasures

UPDATE: Full story. ROME — From the truly horrible 1970s building housing an insurance company upstairs, you’d never know that the oldest paintings of the Apostles Peter, Paul, John and Andrew are in the basement. Going down a few steps … Continue reading

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Haiti’s slave revolt and its role in helping US become world power

Haiti’s long rebuilding process following the Jan. 12 earthquake is just beginning, as Catholic News Service reported June 8 after an interview with the country’s ambassador to the United States, Raymond Joseph. The reconstruction effort received a boost June 17 … Continue reading

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Archbishop lauds day of prayer for oil spill recovery June 20

New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond has applauded Louisiana legislators for declaring a day of prayer for recovery from the oil spill June 20. “This is a public sign of our humble dependence upon God,” he said in a June 17 … Continue reading

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Georgetown professor receives CTSA’s John Courtney Murray Award for excellence

Father Peter Phan, professor of Catholic social thought at Georgetown University, received the John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America during the organization’s annual convention in Cleveland June 12. The award is CTSA’s highest honor. A … Continue reading

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Episode 2 of ‘Indiana Jones and the Christian Catacombs’

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s “Indiana Jones” squad is at it again. Bringing out the big guns — using lasers instead of brushes and trowels — to clean crusty walls and ceilings of Rome catacombs closed to the public, Vatican archaeologists have … Continue reading

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Pope: Sex abuse scandal didn’t ruin Year for Priests

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating the closing Mass for the Year for Priests this morning, Pope Benedict highlighted the crucial role of the priesthood in modern times and begged forgiveness for clerical sexual abuse, saying it was a call to purification. … Continue reading

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