Monthly Archives: October 2011

In Italy, Halloween has barely crept into sight

ROME — In the United States, the start of the fall season brings not only cooler weather and spiced apple cider but the anticipation of Halloween, a holiday cherished by both children and adults. The commercialized activities of children dressing … Continue reading

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Cardinal Turkson present at both 1986, 2011 Assisi meetings

ROME– As president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson played a major role in the organization of the 25th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi held on Oct 27. What … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities USA makes top 10 in Philanthropy 400

This week the Chronicle of Philanthropy published it annual Philanthropy 400, those U.S. organizations that raised the most money in the last year. According to reporters Noelle Barton and Holly Hall, who wrote the piece accompanying the list, “America’s big charities … Continue reading

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Response from Sister Elizabeth Johnson to US bishops’ Committee on Doctrine’s latest statement

UPDATE: Cardinal Wuerl responds to charge bishops never were willing to meet with theologian. Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, professor of systematic theology at Fordham University, responded this morning to the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine latest statement on her book … Continue reading

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Time to rid world of nuclear weapons, cardinal, ex-defense secretary say

Nuclear disarmament is a moral imperative that requires bold action on the part of the world’s military powers, an American cardinal and a  former Secretary of Defense told a forum sponsored by University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. … Continue reading

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American Catholicism: Bigger than a blog post

There are probably as many ways to tease out the data from National Catholic Reporter’s latest survey of American Catholics’ attitudes and beliefs as there are, well, American Catholics. Michelle Dillon, who chairs the sociology department at the University of New … Continue reading

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Vatican calls for global authority on economic issues

UPDATED STORY: Vatican document calls for global authority to regulate markets VATICAN CITY — A Vatican document called for the gradual creation of a “world political authority” with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the “inequalities and distortions … Continue reading

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