Monthly Archives: April 2012

NAC Martyrs make it to the finals

ROME — The Pontifical North American College is heading to the Clericus Cup soccer finals after a 2-0 win against the Mater Ecclesiae seminary on Saturday. The May 12 final playoff will be the third for the NAC Martyrs, who … Continue reading

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An advocate of Latin liturgies speaks about tradition

For this week’s Vatican Letter from our Rome bureau — see “New generation, old rite: the enduring appeal of Catholic tradition” — we interviewed Father Joseph Kramer, an Australia-born member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. The fraternity was established … Continue reading

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Net gain in fight against malaria

Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services, said World Malaria Day April 25 is a time to”redouble our commitment to eradicate this pernicious disease.” World Malaria Day was established five years ago by the World Health Organization as a means to provide education and understanding … Continue reading

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Reflections on Benedict XVI’s seven years as pope

We wanted to make sure you didn’t miss our Rome bureau’s video story last week for the seventh anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s election.  Providing reflections on Benedict’s papacy is Father John Wauck, who teaches at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Holy … Continue reading

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NAC Martyrs head to semifinals

VATICAN CITY — With help from an Australian teammate, the Pontifical North American College is heading to the Clericus Cup semifinals April 28.  This will be the NAC Martyrs’ fourth consecutive semifinal play since the soccer series for seminarians first … Continue reading

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Hallmark’s April 22 TV film ‘Firelight’ is ‘inspiring, replete with positive values’

NEW YORK (CNS) — A prison for young female offenders provides the unlikely setting for a television drama about hope and new beginnings in “Firelight.” This latest, characteristically wholesome Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation — written by Ligiah Villalobos and … Continue reading

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Central American violence called threat to U.S.

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service Outgoing World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick said today that across administrations, the United States has not paid attention to Central America until the problems “get so bad.” Now the recent rise in violence, … Continue reading

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