Monthly Archives: September 2012

On feast of St. Vincent de Paul, prelates express concern for mistreatment of America’s poor, unemployed

Poverty was on the minds of Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., yesterday, the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th-century saint who devoted his life to serving the poor. In The … Continue reading

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Saving Ugandan children’s lives has not gone unnoticed

Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda, has spent much of his public ministry over the last 13 years saving the lives of thousands of children at risk of war and violence. He has advocated for the kids to world … Continue reading

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Another anniversary to celebrate: It’s been 25 years since Blessed John Paul II came to US, Canada

Twenty-five years ago, from Sept. 10-20, Blessed Pope John II visited the United States and Canada. Among the cities on his itinerary was Los Angeles, and The Tidings, newspaper of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, has been done a number of interviews … Continue reading

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US priest issues plea for cultural sensitivity

Since 1977, Maryknoll Father Doug May has spent 20 years in the Middle East — primarily Egypt. So when protests over an anti-Muslim film heated up in Cairo and other cities, he tried to help Americans balance freedom of speech … Continue reading

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Cathedrals’ gems reflect Manitoba’s rich heritage

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The city of Winnipeg has three Catholic cathedrals with artistic gems that reflect Manitoba’s rich religious and cultural heritage. St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, which serves Latin-rite Catholics — primarily English-speaking — is situated … Continue reading

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Preparing for Nov. 6 not a cut-and-dry exercise

Most polls show that American voters have already made up their minds for which presidential candidate they will cast their vote on Nov. 6. Most pundits agree that President Obama and Governor Romney are arm-wrestling over a handful of undecideds … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Catholic leader shares favorites, faith in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — When young Ukrainian Catholics asked the church’s major archbishop to name his favorite book of the Bible, he did not hesitate: the Gospel of St. John. Why? “First — shortest one,” laughed 42-year-old Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of … Continue reading

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