Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vatican II, the Vatican Press Office and covering the council

VATICAN CITY — The 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is being celebrated as a major step in the opening of the Vatican Press Office, the successor of the council’s information office. LUMSA, a Rome university … Continue reading

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Nov. 24 consistory won’t be one for the record books

VATICAN CITY — Setting a Vatican record today isn’t easy. It took only a few minutes Oct. 24 to find out that the Nov. 24 consistory for the creation of cardinals will not set a record for being the smallest … Continue reading

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Forces of coercion and the “right to die”

In the New York Times, a writer with personal experience of lifelong disability warns against the spreading legalization of assisted suicide: Perhaps, as advocates contend, you can’t understand why anyone would push for assisted-suicide legislation until you’ve seen a loved … Continue reading

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Liturgy was first up at the Second Vatican Council

Did you ever wonder why the Mass is structured the way it is? Latin-rite Catholics — 90 percent of us — have been celebrating Mass in the ordinary form we know today for about 45 years. That is longer than … Continue reading

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