Monthly Archives: July 2011

Remembering Blessed John Paul’s words in Sudan

VATICAN CITY — In his weekly editorial for Vatican television and radio, the papal spokesman marked the independence of South Sudan by reminding listeners of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Sudan in 1993 and the extremely strong words he … Continue reading

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Share your space shuttle memories

As NASA officials prepared for the final space shuttle launch, it brought back memories of Jan. 28, 1986, when the Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff, killing all seven crew members — including the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe. Those … Continue reading

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What’s up with the new Roman Missal?

Many parishes are actively helping Catholics familiarize themselves with the changes to the Roman Missal by setting up meetings about it in their church, handing out flyers after Mass and having speakers address the congregation before the end of Mass. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Charities profit from smart shoppers

Catholic Charities’ Community Closet in Michigan is thankful for consumers who are turning to couponing to help others as well as themselves. The project of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee counties has been getting donations from couponers who get … Continue reading

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Tough Vatican statement on illegitimate Chinese ordination

UPDATE:  Vatican condemns illegitimate ordination of bishop in China VATICAN CITY — The Vatican today issued a tough statement on the recent ordination of a Chinese bishop without papal approval, saying the prelate has no right to govern the diocese. … Continue reading

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‘Buy a CD, build a church’

Editor Renee Webb of The Globe, newspaper of the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, writes that pastor Father David Hemann is putting the profits from sales of a CD he recorded — his seventh — toward construction costs of his parish’s new church. He even … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY — The first day of the launch of the Vatican’s new news portal,, registered more than a quarter of a million clicks from more than 200 countries in the world. Twenty-four hours after the site went live … Continue reading

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