Monthly Archives: May 2011

UPDATED: Pope to address crews on space station Saturday

UPDATED information: The pope’s hookup with the International Space Station is now set for tomorrow at 13:11 Rome time (7:11 A.M. EDT) and the Vatican Television Center plans to live-stream it here. VATICAN CITY — Now that the Space Shuttle Endeavour … Continue reading

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Vatican announces study meeting on HIV/AIDS

VATICAN CITY — At the end of the month, the Vatican will host a study meeting on caring for people living with HIV/AIDS. Originally announced as a one-day gathering, the encounter now is scheduled for May 27-28. Technically it is … Continue reading

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A World Youth Day song? Quite Normal!

A musical ensemble calling itself “Witnesses to Love” from the Pope John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., has one of only six U.S. entries in a World Youth Day song contest. However, while … Continue reading

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Team USA making the grade in Rome

ROME — The Stars and Stripes will be waving once again at the semifinals of the Clericus Cup tournament — the soccer series starring seminarians and priests studying at Rome’s pontifical universities. This is the fourth year in a row … Continue reading

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Vatican announces documents on sex abuse, Latin Mass

VATICAN CITY — After weeks of speculation, the Vatican press office announced the release dates of two documents that had the Catholic blogosphere abuzz: the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s circular letter to bishops’ conferences on preparing guidelines … Continue reading

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Forging partnerships against human trafficking

Human trafficking affects millions of victims worldwide in shadowy networks that relatively few people realize exist. A daylong conference in Rome hosted by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and St. Thomas University School of Law May 18 will … Continue reading

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Infallibility redux

VATICAN CITY — In a letter informing Australian Bishop William Morris of Toowoomba of his dismissal, Pope Benedict is said to have described the church’s teaching against women’s ordination as “infallibly” taught by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II. That … Continue reading

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