Monthly Archives: June 2010

Take me out to the ball game

I was given an opportunity to talk to documentarian Ken Burns, now heading from city to city across the country to tout his new film “The Tenth Inning,” a companion to his 1994 mega-documentary “Baseball,” which ran nine nights (or … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Saying goodbye

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series There are few joys that rival the beginning of the end to a school year.  Exuberant celebrations of paper tossing and book shelving give witness to the freedom students and teachers … Continue reading

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As baseball fans go, there’s ‘nun better’ than Cleveland’s Sister Mary Assumpta

There’s “nun better” in the eyes of the Baseball Reliquary than Holy Spirit Sister Mary Assumpta Zabas of Cleveland. Sister Mary Assumpta, 64, a longtime fan of the Cleveland Indians, was named the winner of the organization’s Hilda Award for … Continue reading

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Pope presents Middle East synod document focused on peace, dialogue

From CNS Rome correspondent Cindy Wooden, traveling with the pope in Cyprus: Pope presents Middle East synod document focused on peace, dialogue By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service NICOSIA, Cyprus (CNS) — Presenting the working document for the special Synod … Continue reading

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CNS editor in chief given top Catholic press honor

In case you missed this on our Facebook page, CNS director and editor in chief Tony Spence was honored Friday with the Catholic Press Association‘s St. Francis de Sales award, named for the patron saint of journalists. You can read … Continue reading

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Pope meets Muslim spiritual leader in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Pope Benedict XVI held an unscheduled meeting with the grand sheik of a Muslim spiritual movement from northern Cyprus June 5. Sheik Mehmet Nazim Adil, 88, head of a Sufi confraternity — an organization dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Performing for the pope in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Dozens and dozens of children — and a few adults — performed for Pope Benedict XVI this morning at St. Maron Catholic School in Nicosia. There was some quarreling and some crying backstage before the performance, after … Continue reading

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