Monthly Archives: September 2010

A nice respite for weary travelers in Jerusalem

Editor’s Note: CNS staffer Mark Pattison traveled to the Holy Land in September as part of a study tour sponsored by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign. We will highlight his trip … Continue reading

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Mormons promote our movie reviews

In the category of shameless self promotion, we were pleased to see that the Mormon-owned daily newspaper the Deseret News in Salt Lake City last week gave a plug to our movie reviews as a “unique voice in a noisy … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities USA re-creates the past for one fleeting moment

Catholic Charities USA is observing its 100th anniversary this week. About 1,000 people connected to Catholic Charities programs around the country are gathered in Washington to celebrate the past and plan for the future. Reducing poverty is the big issue … Continue reading

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101 days of prayer for peace in Sudan

Today, the International Day of Peace, marks the start of a campaign: 101 Days of Prayer for Peace In Sudan. The African nation’s stability is key to stability in the whole region, and with preparations lagging for a January referendum on … Continue reading

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Pakistan flooding prompts effort to cancel country’s debt

Advocates are calling upon world financial institutions to cancel Pakistan’s debt in the wake of record flooding this summer. Washington-based Jubilee USA is spearheading the effort on behalf of the South Asian nation, which continues to recover from summer flooding that … Continue reading

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Pope meets victims of sex abuse, child protection officers

Full story. UPDATE: Pope Benedict met this afternoon for about 35 minutes with five sex abuse victims, according to Bill Kilgallon, head of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission. Here is the text of the Vatican’s statement following the meeting: On … Continue reading

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Pope on global development for poor: ‘Too big to fail’

LONDON — An interesting passage from Pope Benedict’s speech to cultural and political leaders this evening at Westminster Hall in London touched on economic development as an area where moral and ethical values are sorely needed. After saying the global … Continue reading

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