Monthly Archives: February 2011

Home is where the heart is, even for Kenyan street kids

Editor’s Note: CNS International Editor Barb Fraze and Visual Media Manager Nancy Wiechec are in Kenya on a trip funded by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. NAIROBI, Kenya — Twenty-five African boys, ages 5-16, clustered excitedly around … Continue reading

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Nairobi’s Catholic children talk about mission

Editor’s Note: Barb Fraze, CNS international editor, and Nancy Wiechec, CNS visual media manager, are visiting Kenya with 10 members of  U.S. diocesan mission offices. Their trip is being funded by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. NAIROBI, … Continue reading

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In Kenya, web-savvy seminarians with no Internet

NAIROBI, Kenya — Can you imagine being in a master’s or PhD class in a college that did not have access to the Internet? That, in essence, is the situation at St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary, which doubles as one … Continue reading

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Pope’s book to be released at the Vatican March 10

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, “Jesus of Nazareth. Part Two. Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection,” will be launched with a Vatican press conference March 10, the Vatican press office announced today. In … Continue reading

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Canadian who advised Vatican on nuclear disarmament nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Douglas Roche, an adviser to the Vatican on nuclear disarmament and the threat of nuclear weapons for more than two decades, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. A former Canadian politician and ambassador from Canada to the United … Continue reading

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Getting to know parishioners over dinner

What better way to get to know fellow parishioners than over the kitchen table?  That’s the idea of  a  parish in St. Paul, Minn., which hosts monthly “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” events for parishioners recently highlighted by The Catholic Spirit, the archdiocesan newspaper.  About 100 parishioners at the … Continue reading

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Sounds of a Mass celebration in Kenya

CNS international editor Barb Fraze, who blogged on Saturday about her arrival in Kenya, shares with us the sounds of a typical Sunday Mass at a parish in the slums of Nairobi. (Listen above.) She notes in this podcast that … Continue reading

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