Monthly Archives: August 2011

No knocking at the cathedral door

PHILADELPHIA — There will be no knocking on the door when Archbishop Charles J. Chaput arrives to the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The custom … Continue reading

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After the Arab dictators fall, will democracy follow?

A big question on everyone’s mind since the Arab Spring began  and dictators from North Africa to the Arabian peninsula began falling like dominos is “what will take their place?” In some places — Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the most … Continue reading

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Baltimore archbishop named to head Knights of Holy Sepulcher

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of Baltimore as pro-grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem in Rome. The appointment was announced … Continue reading

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Healing and teaching go hand-in-hand for Sister Diana

Religious orders of women are known far and wide for two important apostolates, education and healing. Teaching and nursing sisters and brothers are legendary around the world. Take a moment to meet a Dominican sister who unexpectedly found herself the … Continue reading

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Catholic colleges, universities among US schools with largest education endowments

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports in its annual Almanac Issue 2010-2011 that 16 Catholic colleges and universities hold some of the largest endowments in North America. The Chronicle ranked 217 schools who participated in the survey by the 2010 … Continue reading

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Souvenirs of WYD

By Sara Angle One in a series MADRID — While memories and new friends from across the world will remain as important reminders of pilgrims’ experiences in Madrid, tangible souvenirs were also flying off the shelves at the city’s retailers. … Continue reading

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Pastor reports ‘everyone fine’ in Virginia community at epicenter of quake

Today’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia rocked communities up and down the East Coast, but Father Michael Duffy,  pastor of St. Jude Church in Mineral, Va., told Catholic News Service a couple of hours later that “everyone is fine here. No … Continue reading

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