Monthly Archives: June 2011

Would you like a side of faith with those fries?

Sharing a meal together was a gesture of community, solidarity and love even before Jesus asked his disciples to share in his body and blood during the Last Supper, but since then it has become a cornerstone of the Catholic … Continue reading

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Survivors, activists raise concerns about use of torture

The use of torture by some governments continues and the practice is being challenged in a series of events this week in Washington. The events mark Torture Awareness Month and are sponsored by groups such as the Torture Abolition and … Continue reading

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Catholic school alumnae play in FIFA Women’s World Cup

Several Catholic school alumnae are competing in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks off June 26 in Germany. On the U.S. team, forwards Abby Wambach and Amy Rodriguez both attended Catholic high schools: Our Lady of Mercy High … Continue reading

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New man in charge at bishops’ spring meeting

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Leading his first meeting as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York didn’t take long to place his distinctive mark on the proceedings. “Let the record show I’m five … Continue reading

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Lila Rose sees abortion as greatest human rights abuse

It goes without saying there are a lot of important causes that spur activism, but for Lila Rose, the abortion issue in the U.S. is paramount. Rose is the founder and president of the pro-life group Live Action, which currently focuses … Continue reading

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Canada’s Novalis celebrates 75th anniversary

Our friends at Novalis, Canada’s premier publisher of religious books, resources and periodicals, are celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary this year. A visit to the company’s website reveals books, magazines and resources for parishes and schools, but also “for people … Continue reading

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Charity bike ride aims to raise funds for pro-life groups

By Nicholas Grevas Catholic News Service At about 5:30 a.m. yesterday, Jimmy Becker and Michael Schaefer and a few others set out by bicycle from Covington, La., near New Orleans, and headed to Champaign, Ill. They are leading the third … Continue reading

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