Monthly Archives: July 2010

Vatican posts Villanova virtual tour of St. Peter’s Basilica

VATICAN CITY — If you want to explore every nook and cranny of St. Peter’s Basilica but don’t want to fight the crowds, just click here on the Vatican website. A team of faculty and students from Pennsylvania’s Villanova University … Continue reading

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In England, paying to see the pope

Catholics in England will have to pay to attend some events during Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 16-19 trip to Scotland and England, according to reports in our client paper in London, the Catholic Herald. Catholics will pay 25 pounds ($39) … Continue reading

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Hike for Sudan — the sprint to Katahdin

Chris O’Keefe, the former Salesian volunteer who is thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for a Catholic diocese in Southern Sudan, is making his final sprint to the finish — 422.2 miles in 17 days. O’Keefe began his backpacking … Continue reading

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Catholic Worker returns to Davenport, Iowa, after 20 years

The Catholic Worker Movement, often described as a rag-tag effort to live out the Gospel precept of love of neighbor, has returned to Davenport, Iowa. Michael Gayman, decided to purchase a house and offer hospitality after spending more than two … Continue reading

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Pope’s summer program

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — How does the pope spend his vacation? Most people would be right when they guess: reading, writing, playing the piano, walking, and praying. But who knew he also likes to feed the goldfish at one of … Continue reading

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Helping light the night for cancer research

The latest issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., highlights a little boy who is suffering from leukemia. According to the story by Dave Borowski, 8-year-old Tomas Nichols has endured more than two years of … Continue reading

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Maryknoll ends financial support of School of Americas Watch

Excommunicated Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois’ support for the ordination of women to the priesthood has cost the School of the Americas Watch $17,000 in funding annually from his religious order. Citing Father Bourgeois’ continued involvement with the advocacy organization that has … Continue reading

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