Monthly Archives: May 2012

Video: John XXIII’s secretary, Part 2

Here’s the second in our two-part video series from our interview with the 96-year-old former personal secretary to Blessed John XXIII, Archbishop Loris Capovilla. (In Part 1, if you missed it, the Italian archbishop spoke on the pope’s decision to convene the … Continue reading

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Famed Notre Dame cathedral ‘a model of calm and majesty’

At a used book sale at a Bethesda, Md., high school not too long ago, I spied a book by a writer named Allan Temko titled “Notre-Dame of Paris: The Biography of a Cathedral,” published by Viking in 1955. It … Continue reading

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Obama’s support for ‘redefining marriage’ is ‘deeply saddening,’ says USCCB president

President Barack Obama’s support for same-sex marriage — announced yesterday afternoon, a day before a political fundraiser in Hollywood — is “deeply saddening,” said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He said … Continue reading

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Social media craze Pinterest gets a loftier purpose

Ever since Pinterest, a digital bulletin board, debuted a couple of years ago, individuals, organizations and businesses have found creative ways to show off their wares, wants, services or work. Pinterest, the latest craze in social media, operates much like … Continue reading

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Villanova student’s ‘arrivederci’ to internship in Rome

By Bridget Kelly Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — I never thought I would study abroad in Italy. I also never thought I would intern in one of the holiest places in the world. However after being chosen to participate … Continue reading

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Marking Mary’s month in Rome

By Bridget Kelly Catholic News Service ROME — The month of May is associated with motherhood and new life, and the church dedicates the month to honoring and praising the Virgin Mary. Marian shrines in Rome receive special attention during … Continue reading

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Video: John XXIII’s secretary on decision to call Vatican II

Don’t miss this week’s Vatican Report video from our Rome bureau featuring an interview with the colorful, 96-year-old former personal secretary to Blessed John XXIII, Archbishop Loris Capovilla, on the pope’s decision to convene the Second Vatican Council.

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