Monthly Archives: December 2011

How the Christians saved Hanukkah for the Jews

As we all know Christmas and Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, generally fall fairly close to each other in December. This year, Hanukkah begins this evening at sundown. While most Christians know that the Jews are celebrating Hanukkah this … Continue reading

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Text of homily at Cardinal Foley’s funeral Mass

PHILADELPHIA — Here is the prepared text of the homily delivered by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York at the funeral liturgy Dec. 16 in Philadelphia for Cardinal John P. Foley, former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications … Continue reading

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Saturdays with Cardinal John P. Foley

By Joseph Ryan Editor, The Dialog, diocesan newspaper of Wilmington, Del. Cardinal John P. Foley had the ability to make faith a reasonable and happy choice in these skeptical times. Well-named after his patron saint, John the Evangelist, Cardinal Foley, … Continue reading

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More tributes to Cardinal Foley (part 2)

It was no surprise that, as soon as I posted links yesterday to some of the tributes being written for the late Cardinal John P. Foley, several new ones would come in: Bob Zyskowski, associate publisher of The Catholic Spirit in … Continue reading

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He knew the importance of words

VATICAN CITY — I first met Cardinal John Foley on the tarmac of Andrews Air Force Base in March 1984. Of course, he wasn’t a cardinal then. He was editor of The Catholic Standard and Times, the newspaper of the … Continue reading

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More tributes to Cardinal John P. Foley

Here are some other links to remembrances and tributes to Cardinal John P. Foley, who died yesterday at age 76. Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, head of Canada’s Salt + Light Catholic TV network, credits Cardinal Foley’s work in Rome with … Continue reading

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Cardinal Foley remembered: ‘He had time for everyone’

By Michael Kelly Deputy Editor, The Irish Catholic (CNS/Bob Roller) DUBLIN — I first met Cardinal Foley while I was a naïve young reporter in my early 20s fresh to the Vatican beat in 2002. We met at the Church … Continue reading

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