Monthly Archives: March 2011

Earthquake-damaged community in Haiti wants its own neighborhood parish

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — For a quiet neighborhood in the sprawling Delmas community of the Haitian capital, building a Catholic parish has become a top priority. Born out of last year’s earthquake, the idea is slowly gaining ground in the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Vatican invites people to *Like* John Paul II

VATICAN CITY — Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Center are putting snippets from their vast audio and film archives of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate online on YouTube and Facebook. The initiative, launched today, is meant as a run-up … Continue reading

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Here’s where you can donate to Pacific tsunami emergency

Catholic charitable agencies are accepting donations for Japan and other countries affected by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunamis that followed. Catholics can send donations to Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops’ international relief and development agency, or to Caritas, … Continue reading

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Excerpts from ‘Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week’

VATICAN CITY — Here are some highlights from Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week — From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection,” published today. In his foreword, the pope explains the purpose of his project: … Continue reading

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In book, pope presents Jesus as reconciler, not political revolutionary

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his new volume on “Jesus of Nazareth,” Pope Benedict XVI presents the passion and resurrection of Christ as history-changing events that answer humanity’s unceasing need to be reconciled with God. The 384-page book, titled “Jesus … Continue reading

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Carnival returns to Port-au-Prince, but celebration is more subdued

Editor’s Note: CNS staff writer Dennis Sadowski and staff photographer Bob Roller arrived in Haiti yesterday afternoon to report on the aftereffects of the January 2010 earthquake. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The pre-Lenten celebration of Carnival returned to the Haitian capital … Continue reading

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Radio Waumini: Voice for the Catholics in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — In a country where many people outside of cities still do not own a television set, a 43-year-old priest and his staff of 35 are working to become the voice of Catholics. Father Martin Wanyoike and his … Continue reading

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