Monthly Archives: November 2010

Vatican clarifies pope’s reference to ‘male prostitute’ in condoms comment

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Benedict commented in a new book that using condoms to reduce the risk of disease could, in some circumstances, be a step toward moral responsibility, he used the example of a male prostitute. That raised … Continue reading

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Oprah features Michigan religious order once again

The first time was a charm so Oprah thought she’d do it again. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist of Ann Arbor, Mich., will be featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Nov. 23. The show will feature … Continue reading

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Translation of Vatican spokesman’s statement on pope and condoms

UPDATE: Full story: Pope’s remarks in book open new chapter in condom debate VATICAN CITY — Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, issued a statement today regarding Pope Benedict’s comments on condoms in an upcoming book (see below). He called the pope’s remarks … Continue reading

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Pope’s comments on condoms spark headlines

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict’s latest comments on condoms, made in a book to be released Tuesday, are already sparking headlines. The short version is that the pope indicated that in some situations, use of condoms in AIDS prevention might … Continue reading

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Pope to go to Germany in 2011

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican confirmed today that Pope Benedict XVI will be going to his native Germany in 2011. The German Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced this morning that the pope will visit Berlin, Freiburg and Erfurt, probably sometime in … Continue reading

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There be audiences?

The promotion team for the upcoming feature film “There Be Dragons” has its work cut out. This is the same group that laid the groundwork for “The Passion of the Christ,” which sparked controversy well before the film’s debut in theaters. … Continue reading

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Bishops, voting and electronic ballots

The change in the U.S. bishops’ leadership, which resulted in the election of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York to be their president Nov. 16, took a matter of minutes, thanks to electronic voting. But the election nearly had to be … Continue reading

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