Monthly Archives: April 2012

Cholera response steps up as Haiti’s rainy season begins

An upswing in cholera in Haiti has prompted health care workers and aid agencies to step up efforts to prevent the water-borne disease from spreading rapidly as the rainy season begins. Catholic Relief Services was among the aid agencies that … Continue reading

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Obama joins those sending best wishes to pope

VATICAN CITY — Today was a Vatican holiday marking the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI. The anniversary comes just three days after his 85th birthday. The Vatican post office has been busy, busy, busy this week. … Continue reading

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On Blessed Kateri’s feast day in Canada, a video reflection on her life

Here in the United States we don’t celebrate the feast of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha until July 14. But in Canada her feast day is today, the date of her death in 1680. To celebrate the feast, the Canadian Conference of … Continue reading

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Seeing the bigger picture on health care

With climate change characterized as “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century,” Catholic health providers are working to do their part to reduce their carbon footprint. Climate change “is already negatively impacting human health” and its effects “will … Continue reading

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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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NCEA convention: Combination school, recess, faculty retreat

BOSTON — The annual convention of the National Catholic Educational Association is a busman’s holiday of sorts. Every year thousands of Catholic school teachers and administrators take a big chunk of their Easter vacation to learn how to do their jobs better. … Continue reading

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