Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pope confirms 44, including two U.S. teens

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis confirmed 44 people today, including two teens from Ridgewood, N.J. It was a warm, sunny morning and the faces (not to mention the new suits and dresses) of the confirmation candidates were bright and shiny. … Continue reading

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Colorado silver to be part of papal liturgical vessels

Zachary Urban, parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Wheat Ridge, Colo., sent Colorado silver to an Argentine silversmith who is making the pope’s new liturgical vessels. “It all kind of fell together,” Urban told the Denver Catholic Register. He shipped three ounces of … Continue reading

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U.S. teens to be confirmed by pope choose Sts. Francis, Ignatius as patrons

VATICAN CITY — The two teenagers from the United States who will be among 44 people confirmed by Pope Francis on Sunday chose very appropriate saints for their confirmation patrons, although at the time, they didn’t know just how fitting … Continue reading

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Web tool lets users see if ancestors could immigrate to U.S. today

Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform have long noted that immigrating to the United States today involves an entirely different legal system than that under which most people arrived here for nearly 200 years. Now, there’s an online tool to help … Continue reading

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Notes on peace and justice

Religious leaders publish response to ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ The response of U.S. Christian clergy leaders to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is available in booklet form. Available from Christian Churches Together in the … Continue reading

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Text of statement on reform of Vatican bureaucracy

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican Secretariat of State announced April 13 that Pope Francis has named a committee of eight cardinals to assist him in reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, something that was recommended during the cardinals’ meetings that preceded the … Continue reading

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CNS dispatch from 1951: Fighting men on Korean front describe heroism of missing Catholic chaplain

This afternoon’s White House Medal of Honor ceremony recognizing the heroic efforts of Army chaplain Father Emil Kapaun on the battlefield during the Korean War prompted us to look in our archives and find original news reports on the famed … Continue reading

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