Monthly Archives: December 2010

Canadian named to lead Haitian church rebuilding campaign

A Canadian civil engineer with three decades of experience in project management and construction oversight has been hired by the Haitian Conference of Catholic Bishops to oversee church reconstruction in the earthquake-stricken country. Quebec native Yves Lacourciere will take on … Continue reading

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The joys of being an intern at the CNS Rome bureau

VATICAN CITY — We here at the Rome bureau have the great pleasure of working with interns from Villanova University. Rita Fitch, a senior from Scarsdale, New York, wrote an item for our blog about her experience and we’d like … Continue reading

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Pope to host post-Christmas lunch for the poor

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict is taking time after Christmas to host a Vatican lunch for the poor and to visit children in a Rome hospital. On Dec. 26, the feast of St. Stephen, people served by shelters run by … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to be on YouTube

In a recent blog entry, we told you about a video posted on YouTube by the staff of The Catholic Review, Baltimore’s archdiocesan newspaper. Now we get to tell you about a music video posted on YouTube. The song is … Continue reading

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Four volunteers honored for work on behalf of torture survivors

A School Sister of Notre Dame from Minnesota and a Catholic Worker in Washington were among four people honored for their service by the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International, known as TASSC. Sister Alice Zachmann, 84, who returned … Continue reading

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Rejoice with Vatican voices

VATICAN CITY — What do you like best about the Advent and Christmas seasons? If it’s beautiful sacred music then the Vatican website has something you will love: downloadable MP3 music files. If you go to this link, you will … Continue reading

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We’re not the only ones who fret about intermarriage

An old friend, who has since gone to glory, used to encourage her children to date only Catholics. When you only date Catholics, you won’t fall in love with a non-Catholic and marry him/her, she reasoned. She and her husband, … Continue reading

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