Monthly Archives: January 2011

Gearing up for another papal bestseller

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican Publishing House is gearing up to distribute another blockbuster tome — this one the exclusive work of Pope Benedict XVI. Salesian Father Giuseppe Costa, director of the publishing house, told the Vatican newspaper yesterday, “This … Continue reading

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Franciscan webcast focuses on ‘Creativity for Creation’

Anyone can take steps to reduce their carbon footprint in the environment anywhere at almost any time, says Patrick Carolan, the new executive director of the Franciscan Action Network. Specific, practical ideas on how to do that will be discussed … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities honors four for service, advocacy

Three national leaders and a local community organizer will be honored by Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington with awards at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event Jan. 17. Receiving the Keep the Dream … Continue reading

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Beatification on for Pope John Paul II

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI today approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II’s intercession, clearing the way for the late pope’s beatification on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday. Pope Benedict’s action followed more than five years of … Continue reading

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A Pope John Paul miracle on Friday?

UPDATE: Our colleagues at the French Catholic news agency, I.Media, are reporting that the folks at St. Peter’s Basilica are already preparing for Pope John Paul II’s beatification. Restoration work currently is underway on the altar and mosaic in the Chapel … Continue reading

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Activists in orange jumpsuits return to White House

Anti-torture activists, some motivated by faith and some wearing orange jumpsuits, returned to the White House this morning to call upon President Barack Obama to close the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Organized by Witness Against Torture, a group … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary U.S.-Vatican!

VATICAN CITY — The same day Miguel Diaz, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, attended Pope Benedict’s annual meeting with diplomats, the Vatican and the U.S. government marked a special anniversary. On Jan. 10 twenty-seven years ago, the United States established … Continue reading

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