Monthly Archives: November 2011

Praying for the nation’s veterans, who put their lives on the line to ‘defend, protect our precious liberties’

“We enjoy great freedoms in the United States. Let us never forget the men and women who have laid down their lives on the line to defend and protect our religious liberties,” Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, head of the U.S. Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Pope reminisces about land where his grandmother was born

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI now has the official papers proving his status as an honorary citizen of the municipality where his grandmother and great grandmother were born. At a mini-audience today, just after his weekly general audience, the … Continue reading

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5,000 Haitian cholera victims petition U.N. seeking compensation, adequate response to end epidemic

Thousands of Haitians stricken with cholera during the last 13 months are seeking compensation and an improved response to ending the epidemic from the United Nations, according to a petition filed with the world agency. The petition filed by lawyers with … Continue reading

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Praying for sainthood for heroic military chaplain Father Kapaun

With Veterans Day fast approaching, this is a good time to recall the heroic actions of Father Emil Kapaun, whose canonization cause was formally opened in July 2008. A priest of the Diocese of Wichita, Kan., he died May 23, … Continue reading

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Bishops urge Senate to uphold Defense of Marriage Act (news release)

UPDATE:  Link to release. This was released late this afternoon by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:                                               … Continue reading

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One thing is clear: Chinese Catholics need prayers

After traveling to China in 2007, I came away having learned two important lessons: 1) Nothing is as it seems. 2) The more you learn, the more you realize what you do not know. This does not apply just to … Continue reading

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Opera tells story of murdered nun who helped poor farmers, fought powerful landowners in Brazil

Ohio-born Sister Dorothy Stang, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and a naturalized Brazilian citizen, was known for her fight against large landowners in the Amazon region. And for that and her ministry to the marginalized there, … Continue reading

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