Monthly Archives: July 2012

Brother Colm: Irish missionary, Olympians’ coach

VATICAN CITY — Irish missionary Brother Colm O’Connell won’t be in London for the Olympic Games even though — once again — one of his former students is expected to win an Olympic gold in track. Brother Colm coached David … Continue reading

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Students’ campaign for minute of silence gets international attention

Tonight four students from The Catholic University of America are leaving Washington for Tel Aviv on their way to the Summer Olympics in London as part of a campaign to persuade the International Olympics Committee to consider a minute of … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi archbishop: God brought you to US for a reason

Bangladeshi Catholics in the United States have been welcoming one of their own this month. Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario of Dhaka, Bangladesh, has visited Bangladeshi Catholic communities along the U.S. East Coast since arriving July 3 from the Vatican, where he … Continue reading

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Remembering ‘Panchita’

I ran across a moving story that Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, N.M., shared about his late grandmother — he called her Panchita — when he visited the StoryCorps crew in Mesilla, N.M. recently. He related a story from … Continue reading

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South Sudan’s future depends on making peace with Sudan

The danger of war erupting between South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, and Sudan is very real. Tensions have been rising almost since the day South Sudan gained its independence July 9, 2011. At issue: the tenuous border between the … Continue reading

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Video: Why Benedict?

Do you know the story behind Pope Benedict’s admiration of his sainted namesake?

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Archbishop says time is now for Catholics to speak out about religious freedom

(Editor’s note: Updated July 5) Full story: Religious liberty is ‘a foundational right,’ says Archbishop Chaput Yesterday, on Independence Day, in his homily for the closing Mass of the U.S. bishops’ “fortnight for freedom,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the … Continue reading

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