Monthly Archives: November 2010

Social media can be your friend

Facebook, Twitter, podcasts and blogs are nothing to be afraid of, speakers told participants Nov. 12 at an overflow workshop at the annual convention of the National Council of Catholic Women. The group of women and a few priests at … Continue reading

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Preparing to become a cardinal, German is ordained bishop

ROME — Cardinal-designate Walter Brandmuller was ordained a bishop Saturday, exactly one week before he was scheduled to be inducted into the College of Cardinals. The 81-year-old retired president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences was ordained at the … Continue reading

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Bishop Kicanas responds to media reports on eve of bishops’ meeting

Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz.,  vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has responded to media reports that he supposedly ignored evidence of sexual abuse by a future Chicago priest, Daniel McCormack, now serving time in prison. McCormack was a … Continue reading

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A look at ‘Sparky’ Anderson’s legacy and ’96 CNS interview

The Nov. 4 death of George Lee “Sparky” Anderson is being mourned by baseball fans and countless others around the country, including in Detroit, where he managed the Tigers for 16 years and led the team to a World Series championship … Continue reading

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Christian unity needed for survival, patriarch says

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Catholicos Aram of Cilicia, the Beirut-based patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, is a forceful speaker and a committed ecumenist who believes that theologians should continue dealing with the dogmatic differences keeping Christians apart. But even while … Continue reading

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While Haiti’s earthquake zone was largely spared by hurricane, other parts were not so fortunate

Reports emerged over the weekend that areas of Haiti’s southern peninsula were hit hard by Hurricane Tomas as it moved west of the country without making landfall Nov. 5. The storm’s toll was not as great as first anticipated. Twenty … Continue reading

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A Lebanese archbishop’s practical argument for married priests

TYRE, Lebanon — Heading a southern Lebanese diocese that goes from the sea then east two-thirds of the way along the border with Israel, the one problem Melkite Archbishop George Bakhouni of Tyre says he doesn’t have is finding priests. In … Continue reading

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