Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pax Christi USA moving national HQ to Washington

Seeking to raise its profile on Capitol Hill and beyond, Pax Christi USA is moving its national headquarters from Erie, Pa., to Washington. The move will allow the U.S. arm of Pax Christi International, the international Catholic peace organization, to … Continue reading

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Rooms still available for Blessed John Paul II weekend

VATICAN CITY — Despite media reports that all affordable accommodations in Rome are booked for the May 1 beatification of Pope John Paul II, reasonable rates can still be found. Various news outlets have reported that hostels, hotels and B&Bs … Continue reading

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Forget this year’s red carpet hoopla: Consider yesteryear’s stars, films with Catholic connection

In the weeks, days and final hours leading up to Sunday evening’s Academy Awards telecast, we’ll have all heard plenty from prognosticators about who will be taking Oscar home as best actor and best actress, best director and best film. … Continue reading

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Taking a shine to Martin Sheen

The first time I met Martin Sheen was in the summer of 1999, a couple of months before “The West Wing” premiered. NBC was hosting a garden party for TV writers with much of its on- and off-screen talent present. … Continue reading

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Virtually there: Small Christian communities online in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — The model of parish in East Africa is based on small Christian communities, but the church in Kenya actually has three virtual communities. By going to, a person can click on a link to access a … Continue reading

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Indian Catholic magazine makes impressive debut

“Smart Companion India” is indeed smart. The new Kerala-based magazine debuted recently with 44 well-designed and well-edited pages of news and feature articles, interviews, opinions, reviews and beautiful visuals about Catholic faith and life in India. The magazine is produced … Continue reading

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Confronting sex abuse rage: a priest’s story

Sexual abuse among members of the clergy and other church leaders has raised its head again in recent stories. It’s seldom out of the news these days, it seems, just some days more than others. Too often the media is … Continue reading

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