Monthly Archives: August 2012

‘Rare, beautiful’ work of Jesuit missionaries in China now available on new Boston College website

Australian Jesuit Father Jeremy Clarke, assistant professor at Boston College,has launched a searchable website he calls “Beyond Ricci” that gives scholars and researchers online access to newly digitized books containing historical narratives, maps, correspondence and musical compositions in five languages … Continue reading

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Six Catholic universities make Forbes top 100 list

Forbes magazine has issued its annual U.S. college and university rankings. Six Catholic schools made it into the top 100 out of the 650 schools listed this year. The colleges listed in the top 100 are University of Notre Dame,  … Continue reading

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‘Behind every successful man …’

By Daniel Linskey Catholic officials at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gouyave, Grenada, honored the family of Olympic gold medalist Kirani James. James, 19, won the 400-meter race in 43.94 seconds Aug. 6, beating the Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos by … Continue reading

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Papal butler, Vatican computer expert to go to trial

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Vatican magistrates have formally indicted Pope Benedict XVI’s personal assistant, Paolo Gabriele, on charges of aggravated theft and have indicted a computer technician from the Vatican Secretariat of State on minor charges of aiding Gabriele after … Continue reading

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Marshallese offer a grand welcome to American catechists

The Catholic Church in the tiny nation of the Marshall Islands is healthy even if somewhat small, said David Suley, the recently retired director of the Catholic Home Missionsof the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Suley, along with his wife, … Continue reading

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LCWR assembly in St. Louis drawing a lot of media attention

A lot of people are paying attention to the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in St. Louis this week. Previous meetings — which are usually more business-focused or aimed at continuing education for the sisters who represent 80 … Continue reading

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Vatican Museums discounts for Eurail passholders

ROME — Visitors arriving in Rome by train on a Eurail Italy pass or an Interrail Italy pass are entitled to discounted tickets for the Vatican Museums, the Catacombs of Domitilla and more. Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, the Vatican-related pilgrimage and tour … Continue reading

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