Monthly Archives: February 2011

The give and take of mission work

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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Cleveland’s retired social action director honored, calls for civility rather than divisiveness in church

For 25 years, Tom Allio led the social action office in the Cleveland Diocese and worked on issues as diverse the bankruptcy of  LTV Steel, the danger of nuclear weapons, payday lending and northeast Ohio’s alarming poverty. Allio retired in … Continue reading

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One church in 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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Book publisher sees evangelization opportunities in e-books, new media

News abounds these days about iPhone apps being created and used by Catholic dioceses, newspapers and other church entities. Take the newly released confession app, not meant to be a substitute for confession but to help Catholics prepare for the sacrament. Now a publisher of … Continue reading

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Pope’s Lenten retreat to focus on Pope John Paul and saints

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s weeklong Lenten retreat this year will be led by Discalced Carmelite Father Francois-Marie Lethel, an author and expert on “the theology of the saints.” The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, reported this evening that the … Continue reading

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Game on: pierogies and kielbasa vs. brats and cheese

Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh and Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. If the Steelers win, Bishop Ricken will make a personal donation to … Continue reading

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‘We’re at the beginning of a pontificate’

ROME — “We’re still at the beginning of a pontificate, and in my opinion it’s always difficult to make judgments or offer a far-ranging analysis at the beginning.” Those simple words of Archbishop Rino Fisichella last night took some people … Continue reading

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