Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

School supplies without end

The annual National Catholic Educational Assocation convention is not just about professional and spiritual development. It’s also about school supplies. The exposition hall, a must stop for the 10,000 delegates at this year’s convention in Boston was filled with traditional … Continue reading

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Oompah band, schuhplattler give Bavarian flair to pope’s birthday

VATICAN CITY — The apostolic palace’s frescoed Clementine Hall became the stage for a mini-Bavarian festival today to celebrate Pope Benedict’s 85th birthday. A small band played “oompah” music and ten children dressed in traditional outfits swirled, stomped and clapped … Continue reading

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