Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fifty years ago a mad March Miracle for college hoops

Last week and this mark two of America’s great national obsessions: baseball’s Opening Day and college basketball’s Final Four. Seasons in North America — and just about everywhere — are marked as much by the hallmarks of sports as by … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Back to the crosier with crucifix

ROME — At last evening’s Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Pope Francis carried a crosier that most people associate with Blessed John Paul II. As a matter of fact, though, Pope Paul VI commissioned the work from … Continue reading

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Notes on peace and justice

Franziska Jagerstatter dies at 100 The April issue of the Pax Christi International newsletter reported on the recent death of Franziska Jagerstatter, widow of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, the Austrian conscientious objector who was executed by the Nazi regime in 1943. She died … Continue reading

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Seven historic weeks, told in five and a half minutes

From Pope Benedict’s announcement that he would resign, to Pope Francis’ celebration of Easter Mass: images of one of the most extraordinary papal transitions in history — narrated by participants and first-hand observers.

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“Like a little kiss from God”

VATICAN CITY — Whenever he’s in a crowd, Pope Francis kisses lots of children. The father of one special boy, who got a special kiss and embrace on Easter, has written a blog about the embrace and its meaning. The … Continue reading

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