Monthly Archives: May 2011

A visit with our photographer in Rome

Sam Lucero, news and information manager of The Compass in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., is also an accomplished photographer. So on a recent diocesan pilgrimage to Italy, he came back with plenty of shots of historic Italian cities — … Continue reading

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Father Roy Bourgeois addresses his Maryknoll community

Father Roy Bourgeois, who was automatically excommunicated and faces removal from the priesthood for his support for women’s ordination, discussed his position with fellow Maryknoll priests Tuesday evening during an impromptu gathering at the opening day of the order’s U.S. regional … Continue reading

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A ‘no-vacation nation’

Summer is traditionally the time to take some time off, get away from the day-to-day work life and re-energize. But do we? Writing on the Archdiocese of Washington’s blog, Msgr. Charles Pope addresses the issue of vacations for American workers … Continue reading

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Priest from Lebanon to head US-based eparchy for Armenian Catholics

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) –- Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Mikael Mouradian, who is superior of the Convent of Notre Dame in Bzommar, Lebanon, as the new bishop of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in … Continue reading

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Rome’s (unfortunate) statue of Blessed John Paul II

ROME — This week the city of Rome erected its first statue of Blessed Pope John Paul II. The Vatican newspaper said yesterday what a lot of people were thinking: it’s ugly. Sculptor Oliviero Rainaldi intended to show the late … Continue reading

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U.S. women named consultants to new Vatican office

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI chose two women religious from the United States to be consultants to the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization: Sister Sara Butler, who teaches theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake … Continue reading

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Columban suggests a synod for creation

A synod for creation? Columban Father Sean McDonagh believes it would be a good thing for the church and for the future of the earth. He repeated his suggestion for Pope Benedict XVI to call such a synod during a visit to the Center of … Continue reading

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