Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pope creates 22 new cardinals, calls them to love, service

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church officially has 22 new cardinals, including three from the United States and Canada: Cardinals Timothy M. Dolan of New York; Edwin F. O’Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of … Continue reading

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Video: Cardinals-to-be on their role

We spoke this week with the three North American prelates who will become cardinals tomorrow. You can read CNS Rome bureau chief Francis X. Rocca story here and/or watch the video below.

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Just between us

Nearly a week before the start of this year’s Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, I got a phone call from Father Sinclair Oubre, head of the Catholic Labor Network, one of the gathering’s many co-sponsors that holds a “wrap-around” meeting the day … Continue reading

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Cardinal-designate Dolan’s address to Pope Benedict and the College of Cardinals

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan has a great sense of humor so it came as no surprise to see his talk to Pope Benedict and the College of Cardinals this morning peppered with witticism and funny anecdotes. His charm … Continue reading

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New cardinals not all from U.S. (thank God!)

Confession time: We Americans often are accused — and rightly so — of looking primarily at the U.S. angle to a worldwide story and forgetting to see the broader picture. And so it is with this weekend’s creation of 22 … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in China

Happy Valentine’s Day! Many Chinese are adopting Western  cultural practices, and that includes Valentine’s Day. On the blog at UCA News, an Asian church news agency, writer Teresa Wang looks at how young people especially are celebrating Valentine’s Day, and … Continue reading

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Video excerpts: Interview with USCCB president on contraceptive mandate

Tonight in Rome we interviewed Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, about the bishops’ renewed opposition to the revised contraception mandate for health insurance announced last Friday by President Obama. You can read our … Continue reading

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