Monthly Archives: August 2010

Pope’s second book out for Lent

VATICAN CITY — We’ve known for a while that the second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s work, “Jesus of Nazareth,” would be out by the spring of next year. Salesian Father Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House, has … Continue reading

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Life in camps no better for Haitians than in days following earthquake

Seven months after the Jan. 12 earthquake, a large part of Haiti continues to reel in the aftermath of the disaster. Haitians are praying and hoping that relief comes their way soon and that summer tropical storms bypass their country. … Continue reading

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Catholic colleges, universities rank well in USN&WR list

It’s that time of year again that college administrators both love and hate: the annual ranking of the schools by U.S. News and World Report. Rankings are subjective at best; different organizations have different criteria for choosing who gets the … Continue reading

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CNS intern featured on PBS news program

Ever wanted to see what our newsroom looks like? OK, so maybe that’s not at the top of your “bucket list,” but you can see it anyway in a story that was aired last week on PBS’s “Nightly Business Report” … Continue reading

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Catholic colleges fail Department of Education fiscal test

The economy has been tough on institutions of higher education in the United States. This week, the U.S. Department of Education issued a report listing 150 non-profit private colleges and universities that failed to meet federal guidelines for fiscal responsibility, … Continue reading

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A reflection from Dorothy Day on the Transfiguration and the opening of the atomic age 65 years ago

Sixty-five years ago two bombs opened the nuclear era, destroying the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) and sending humanity on a new course. Aug. 6 is also the feast of the Transfiguration, the time when … Continue reading

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From northwestern Pakistan, the rains keep getting worse

The monsoon-type rains are continuing in Pakistan, where the government aid agency says 12 million people have been affected, but expects that number could rise to half a million. BBC News quotes Gen. Nadeem Ahmed of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management … Continue reading

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