Monthly Archives: February 2013

Video, audio of pope announcing plans to resign

UPDATE: Video of pope announcing his resignation: ———————————- Click on the orange and white arrow below to hear Pope Benedict XVI today announcing in Latin his intention to resign. He made the announcement at a meeting with cardinals gathered for an … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict, citing age, announces he will resign

UPDATED STORY: Citing health reasons, Pope Benedict announces he will resign VATICAN CITY —  Saying he no longer has the strength to exercise ministry over the universal church, Pope Benedict XVI announced Feb. 11 that he would be resigning at the end … Continue reading

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Cardinal George on the HHS mandate

ROME — Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, currently in Rome for a series of meetings with Vatican officials, spoke yesterday with CNS about the church’s ongoing dispute with the Obama administration over the HHS contraception mandate. The immediate past … Continue reading

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New England Catholics: ‘Exercise prudence’ going to Mass

The Boston Archdiocese issued a statement Feb. 8 — long before snowflakes in the predicted blizzard started falling — urging Catholics to “exercise prudence” in attending Sunday Mass this weekend. The statement advised Catholics to heed the travel advisories of their cities and … Continue reading

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Horton, Flood honored by Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors

Two longtime social justice advocates will be honored by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors this weekend. George Horton, director of the Department of Social and Community Development in the Archdiocese of New York, and Gerald Flood, … Continue reading

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Some Catholics have winter of discontent over king’s burial

By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England — In one of the most fascinating archaeological finds in recent times, a skeleton found under a parking lot in the central English city of Leicester has been confirmed by DNA tests … Continue reading

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Tag, you’re it, the extreme way

The Wall Street Journal had a great story last week about an unconventional game of tag that a group of friends from Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash., have been playing since they were in high school, and revived in … Continue reading

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