Monthly Archives: April 2012

Reflections on a visit to the Gaza Strip

Sami El Yousef, regional director in Palestine and Israel for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, just returned from his first trip in seven months to the Gaza Strip. In reflections posted on the website of the Catholic Near East … Continue reading

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Three Catholic priests among those lost in Titanic tragedy

I heard a historian say that for people in 1912 the loss of more than 1,500 innocent lives when the Titanic went down April 15 was for them a tragedy akin to the monumental loss of life this nation experienced in the terrorist attacks … Continue reading

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The new evangelization, explained

If you’ve been following the pontificate of Benedict XVI, chances are you’ve heard of the “new evangelization.” You may even have heard that there’s a new Vatican office dedicated to it. But have you ever heard the president of the new … Continue reading

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Share faith, not litter, pilgrims told

Every year hundreds of thousands of people flock to El Santuario de Chimayo, a small adobe church in Chimayo, N.M., in search of spiritual or physical healing. Pilgrims believe the church was built on sacred grounds that possess curative powers. Because so many people fill the 1.5-mile … Continue reading

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Shout-out for Catholic colleges and universities

Just as high school seniors are making final decisions for college and juniors are starting  (or continuing) their college search, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Univerisites is promoting a video highlighting the distinct benefits of a Catholic college education. The 9-minute … Continue reading

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Celebrating with Pope Benedict XVI in Cuba

Editor’s Note: Alleluia! As we celebrate Easter, we present the final blog of Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz.,  from Pope Benedict XVI’s March 26-28 visit to Cuba. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 HAVANA — We had to get up … Continue reading

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Seeing the work of the church in Cuba

Editor’s Note: Yesterday, Good Friday, was a holiday in Cuba, after the government granted a request from Pope Benedict XVI. Hundreds of Americans traveled to Cuba for the pope’s March 26-28 visit. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., traveled … Continue reading

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