Monthly Archives: July 2011

Contemplative nuns stitch stoles for confessors

“When World Youth Day pilgrims go to confession in Spain this August and kneel to kiss the stole of their confessor, they may come in contact with purple cloth hand-stitched in Brooklyn,” writes reporter Antonina Ziellinska of The Tablet, newspaper … Continue reading

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Fishing retreats hook men into taking time to pray, experience God in nature

A few years ago Minnesota pastor Father LeRoy Scheierl came up with his idea for a fishing retreat as a way to get men to take a break from their responsibilities so they could fish, pray and experience God in the outdoors, and … Continue reading

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St. Gregory’s University student calls being Miss Indian Oklahoma 2011 an ‘honor’

Devon Frazier, a sophomore at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., says she “felt completely honored” when she heard her name called for the “prestigious title” of Miss Indian Oklahoma 2011 at the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women’s annual pageant in McAlester, Okla. … Continue reading

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Media Notebook: Reissued ‘Sacrifice’ shows response to sin, fear, despair amid crisis

By John P. McCarthy Catholic News Service A remastered edition of Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky’s final movie, “The Sacrifice,” has arrived on DVD from Kino International, a quarter-century after its theatrical release. Tarkovsky defected from the Soviet Union two years … Continue reading

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It’s all part of the (priest’s) job

By Sharyn McCowen So what DO priests do every week? The vocation center for the Archdiocese of Sydney has produced a short video, “A Week in the Life of a Priest.” It features Father Michael de Stoop, diocesan vocations director … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a TV near you: ‘The Real Housewives of the Bible’

“The Real Housewives of the Bible,” a DVD series produced by web-based evangelist Ty Adams is set to be released later this month. The two-part series is inspired by the hit Bravo reality TV show, “The Real Housewives,” which features … Continue reading

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South Sudan’s jubilation a model for Africa

Father Christopher Townsend, a first-rate Catholic journalist and the secretary for communications of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was in Juba, the capital of the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, for the independence ceremonies. It was an emotional time … Continue reading

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