Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Vatican Christmas mystery

VATICAN CITY — In the popular imagination, the Vatican is a hotbed of intrigue. The latest mystery in the Vatican press office is “the case of the missing ox and donkey.” Like every Vatican office, the press office has a … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Connecticut ‘wrenches hearts of all,’ says cardinal

Little Olivia Engel was one of the victims in Friday’s horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Msgr. Robert Weiss, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church there, told Reuters the 6 -year-old was to have been … Continue reading

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Filipino boxer’s mom blames losses on leaving Catholicism

By David Agren Almost as soon as Filipino boxing phenom Manny Pacquiao hit the mat — knocked out Dec. 8 by Mexican opponent Juan Manuel Marquez — experts, heartbroken fans in the Philippines and the former champion’s own mother offered … Continue reading

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Vatican II fathers OK’d languages people use daily

The first session of the Second Vatican Council ended Dec. 8, 1962, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, with a closing Mass and speech by Pope John XXIII. You read the speech and the CNS report on the closing congregation … Continue reading

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Iowa Catholic woman is world’s oldest person

The Gerontology Research Group announced this week that 115-year-old Dina Manfredini is the oldest person in the world. She is Catholic and a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish in West Des Moines, Iowa. She inherited the title when 116-year-old … Continue reading

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Salt and Light, Canada’s Catholic media network, at 10

Salt and Light, Canada’s Catholic television network, is now 10. Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt and Light, tells Catholic News Service the network opens its celebration of a decade of broadcasting with a concert Dec. 6 featuring The Priests … Continue reading

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Street artists bring spirit of church to new art exhibit

By Greg Watry ROME — Two street artists are bringing the spirit of the church to a new art exhibition in Rome.  The -1 Art Gallery, located in the basement of the Casa dell’Architettura, opened a new exhibition titled “Sancta … Continue reading

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