Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bishops make World Series wager

With the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers facing off in this year’s World Series two bishops are paying close attention. The St. Louis Review is reporting that St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson made a friendly wager over … Continue reading

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Actress Susan Sarandon, born a Catholic, has a love-hate relationship with the church. The “love” times surely include winning an Oscar for portraying Sister Helen Prejean in “Dead Man Walking”; narrating an Oscar-nominated documentary short, “School of Assassins,” about a priest … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul’s relic placed in chapel of children’s hospital

VATICAN CITY — Anticipating the first feast of Blessed John Paul II Oct. 22, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, presided over a ceremony this afternoon for “the translation” (the formal moving) of a reliquary containing one of the … Continue reading

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After one year, Haiti’s cholera epidemic has become the world’s largest

It’s been a year since the cholera epidemic erupted in earthquake-shattered Haiti and aid agencies are turning to a new weapon in battling the water-borne disease. Led by the Boston-based Partners in Health, the agencies are looking to begin a … Continue reading

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Father Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J.: ‘Glacier Priest’

“Nothing quite like it had happened before,” writes Rita H. DeLorme, about the 1942 visit of  the “Glacier Priest” to what was then the Savannah-Atlanta Diocese. Jesuit Father Bernard R. Hubbard “delivered lectures, illustrated with motion pictures, from Feb. 9-12, 1942, in four … Continue reading

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‘Catholicism’ series airing on PBS is ‘visually splendid’

A visually splendid and intellectually satisfying introduction to Catholic Christianity is provided by the 10-part video series “Catholicism.” Written and hosted by Father Robert E. Barron, the complete documentary is available for purchase on DVD at Word on Fire, while four, … Continue reading

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‘Catholic Charities USA Day’ at the White House

Tomorrow is being billed as “Catholic Charities USA Day” at the White House. At least that’s how Roger Conner, the agency’s senior director for communications, described the day to Catholic News Service. “It’s a very special day at the White … Continue reading

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