Monthly Archives: March 2012

The papal trip schedule, and more

The plane carrying Pope Benedict XVI and his entourage lands in Mexico in just a few hours to begin what could be his most significant trip to the Americas. Scroll down in this story for the minute-by-minute official schedule for … Continue reading

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Washington’s cherry blossoms delightful sign of spring

It may be a cliche, as routine as spring’s blooms, but it has to be said: Everybody in Washington, no matter their place on the political spectrum, surely can agree on this: The cherry blossoms are a delightful sign of … Continue reading

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Video: Themes of the papal trip to Mexico

Pope Benedict XVI flies to Mexico tomorrow morning for an important trip that will also include stops in Cuba. Watch as CNS Rome bureau chief Francis X. Rocca explores some of the themes of this weekend’s visit and some of … Continue reading

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Things the pope will and won’t see in Cuba when he visits

The effects of Communist rule and the longstanding U.S. trade embargo make for an interesting societal landscape in Cuba — one that’s unfamiliar to many visitors. CNS correspondent Patricia Zapor and I, back from a recent visit to the island, … Continue reading

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World Water Day: More work than turning on the tap

Imagine having to walk an hour or more to a river, the only water source around, filling a couple of large jugs and then trudging back home over rocky ground or on a well-worn path through dense underbrush so your … Continue reading

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Vatican Museums to offer visits under the stars

VATICAN CITY — If you are planning a trip to Rome in the early summer or fall, then you may want to take advantage of visiting the Vatican Museums at night. For the fourth straight year, the museums will be … Continue reading

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U.S. bishop featured by Canadian Catholic TV network

Our friends at Salt + Light TV in Toronto recently spoke with Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City for its series of one-on-one interviews called “Witness.”  Bishop Wester is the new chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ … Continue reading

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