Monthly Archives: January 2011

Vatican astronomer coming via livestream to you

VATICAN CITY — Have you ever wanted to talk to a Vatican astronomer? Well, here is your chance. This Wednesday at noon Mountain Standard Time (2 p.m. Eastern), Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno will bring some starry knowledge down to Earth … Continue reading

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Judge finds ‘Creech 14’ guilty of trespass at Nevada drone base

Fourteen faith-based peace activists have been found guilty of criminal trespass at a Nevada air force base. The group was charged April 9, 2009, after walking through an open gate at Creech Air Force Base seeking to talk with soldiers … Continue reading

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Faces of note in the gallery for presidential address

While news reports focused on all the collegial aisle-crossing in the House chamber for the State of the Union address Jan. 25, there were some interesting people in the gallery seats above the floor as well. Washington Cardinal Donald W. … Continue reading

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For 38 years, parish has provided hospitality to pro-lifers

By the end of today, volunteers in the parish hall at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill will have handed out 175 dozen doughnuts, served gallons of hot coffee and hot water for tea and hot chocolate, and given out numerous small … Continue reading

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Pope hails digital media possibilities, cautions on misuse

VATICAN CITY — In his World Communications Day message issued today, Pope Benedict extolled the “wonders” of the digital age and said they had opened unprecedented opportunities to spread the Gospel. The pope invited Christians to join social media, saying … Continue reading

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Slain judge had ‘sincere love for his Catholic faith’

Slain Judge John Roll was remembered during the annual Red Mass Jan. 18 in Phoenix.  The Catholic Sun, the diocesan newspaper, has coverage of the Mass and the text of the homily, delivered by Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, … Continue reading

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Exposed and developed: The pope’s official portrait

VATICAN CITY — In the days after Pope Benedict XVI was elected April 19, 2005, the phone was ringing off the hook at the CNS photo desk in Washington. People wanted photos of the new pope, with many wanting the … Continue reading

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