Monthly Archives: June 2012

Is St. Hildegard on your playlist?

This may be a case of what’s old is new again. Not old as in “so last week” but old as in nine centuries ago. By that I mean the works of St. Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century German Benedictine mystic. There … Continue reading

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US Catholic journalist to be Vatican’s new communications adviser

UPDATE: Media adviser role is positive step for Vatican, says new US appointee VATICAN CITY — What a surprise to hear the Vatican has made room for a “senior communications adviser” whose job will be to help the Vatican’s Secretariat of … Continue reading

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Citizenship: We passed the test!

Editor’s Note: Maria Pia Negro, a graduate student at the University of Maryland who is working as an intern with Catholic News Service this summer, had a big day this week and shared her story. By Maria Pia Negro Catholic … Continue reading

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No one chooses to be a refugee

By Maria Pia Negro Catholic News Service “Every minute eight people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.” That is just one of the statistics about refugees that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees agency offers. What decisions … Continue reading

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Vatican’s little “green” car

VATICAN CITY — Years after the Vatican press office started looking for an electric moped so staff could buzz around the Vatican without polluting or using fossil fuels, an Italian company offered an electric car instead. NWG, a company promoting … Continue reading

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Students in action: working for Olympic moment of silence

Students in the Sociology of Sports class at The Catholic University of America have joined a project to try to commemorate the massacre of 11 Israeli Olympic team members at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In addition to posting this video … Continue reading

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Other news about women religious

The number of women joining religious orders in England and Wales has almost tripled in the last three years, according to a June 13 article in England’s Catholic Herald newspaper that said 17 women joined religious orders in Britain last year, up … Continue reading

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