Monthly Archives: September 2010

Of babies and beans on toast

LONDON — When the pope travels, the Vatican and the host government and local church prepare an incredibly detailed schedule. It’s as if everything is scripted. Even if Pope Benedict XVI does not appear to be as spontaneous as Pope … Continue reading

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A cheeky suggestion for papal cost-cutting

LONDON — The European budget airline Ryan Air capitalized on Pope Benedict XVI’s arrival in Great Britain to advertise their very low-cost flights in October. The ad, which appeared in The Guardian this morning, notes that the papal trip was … Continue reading

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Pope in Glasgow: Fight ‘dictatorship of relativism’

GLASGOW, Scotland — Here is a main section of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily this evening at Mass in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park: I encourage the Catholic professionals, politicians and teachers of Scotland never to lose sight of their calling to use … Continue reading

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Key section of queen’s speech to pope

EDINBURG, Scotland — Here is a key section of Queen Elizabeth II’s speech to Pope Benedict XVI this morning at Holyroodhouse Palace: Your Holiness, your presence here today reminds us of our common Christian heritage, and of the Christian contribution … Continue reading

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Some quotes from pope’s speech to Queen Elizabeth II

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Here are some highlights from Pope Benedict XVI’s speech this morning to Queen Elizabeth II at Holyroodhouse Palace: The name of Holyroodhouse, Your Majesty’s official residence in Scotland, recalls the “Holy Cross” and points to the deep … Continue reading

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The pope’s remarks enroute to Scotland

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO SCOTLAND — Flying to Great Britain this morning, Pope Benedict XVI told reporters on his plane that the church was not vigilant enough or fast enough in responding to the problem of clerical sex abuse. … Continue reading

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On the front lines in fighting poverty, Catholic Charities agencies struggle to meet growing need for services

Growing numbers of people from among the working poor, families and the middle class are turning to Catholic Charities agencies for assistance as the U.S. economy continues to stagnate. The latest quarterly survey of Catholic Charities agencies, covering the second … Continue reading

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