Monthly Archives: November 2012

A ‘Global Lens’ on Egypt

Readers of Catholic News Service have seen Paul Jeffrey’s stories from around the world: Libya, Philippines, Sudan, Honduras. In this, his own blog, he talks about his recent experience in Egypt: the Advent of Egyptians in Tahrir Square; good cops … Continue reading

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Nuns’ CD ‘Advent at Ephesus’ now heard ’round the world

“A worldwide album distribution deal” doesn’t sound at all like something that would apply to the musical artistry of  members of a Benedictine cloister set in the rolling farmland of  northwest Missouri. But indeed it does. Just over a week … Continue reading

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50 years later, Catholic-Orthodox developments ‘remarkable’

Fifty years ago today, participants in the Second Vatican Council began talking about Christian unity, especially unity with Eastern Christians. Two prominent leaders in the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, Jesuit Father Brian Daley and Orthodox Father Thomas FitzGerald, spoke … Continue reading

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Vatican Voices: Father Robert Prevost

By Greg Watry VATICAN CITY — In the latest Vatican Voices podcast, Father Robert Prevost, Prior General of the Augustinian Order, talks about the dominance of mass media in the West and the church’s response to secular culture.     Click … Continue reading

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Will either of these new Vatican releases be on your Christmas list?

VATICAN CITY — With Advent just a couple of weeks away and Christmas on the horizon, the Vatican is set to release two great works that will help people get in the right spirit. The first is Pope Benedict XVI’s … Continue reading

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Pope not bugged by small creatures

VATICAN CITY — This is not news, nor is it important in the scheme of things. This is just a simple blog post about a simple matter. Today a bug landed on Pope Benedict XVI’s forehead during a visit to … Continue reading

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“De Pontificia Academia Latinitatis condenda”

VATICAN CITY — On Saturday the Vatican published — in Latin — Pope Benedict XVI’s document establishing the “Pontifical Academy for Latinity,” a title meant to project the fact that it won’t be concerned only with the Latin language, but … Continue reading

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