Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dioceses follow government’s lead, hunker down for Sandy

WASHINGTON (CNS) -– Dioceses along the East Coast followed the lead of federal, state and local governments in shutting operations Oct. 29, the day Hurricane Sandy was expected to make landfall, with New Jersey expected to be in the center … Continue reading

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Impending storm, early voting and feeling encouraged about our democratic process

Here in the region where it’s “All Politics” every year, it takes something enormous to knock the last days of the election campaign down the priority list. The forecast for days of widespread weather misery, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, therefore … Continue reading

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Vatican Voices: Ralph Martin

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY — In the latest edition of Vatican Voices, Ralph Martin, a professor at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and an official expert at the Synod on the new evangelization, talks of the legacy of Vatican … Continue reading

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Inside the synod: Seeking a church that can transform the world

By Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas One in a series Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 VATICAN CITY — We enter the last two days of the Synod on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith. It’s a time when the … Continue reading

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Halloween costumes that aren’t a treat

Every Halloween, in the midst of costumed monsters, princesses and movie star look-alikes, there is also bound to be the occasional nun or priest costume with a twist. Costumed nuns might appear pregnant, sexy or as skeletons while priest costumes range from drunks to zombies. But costumes mocking … Continue reading

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Vatican Voices: Bishop William J. McNaughton

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY — In the second podcast from Vatican Voices, Bishop William J. McNaughton, a father of the Second Vatican Council, talks about Vatican II and revitalizing the Catholic faith in the modern world. Click here: Vatican … Continue reading

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Vatican Voices: Cardinal Donald Wuerl

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY — In the first of an occasional series of podcasts, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington talks about Catholic higher education and the rise of secularism in the West. Click here: Vatican Voices: Cardinal Donald … Continue reading

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