Monthly Archives: June 2013

CNS correspondent wins Titus Brandsma Award

Anto Akkara, who writes for Catholic News Service from South Asia, is the recipient of the 2013 Titus Brandsma Award for the “stellar role” he has played in “highlighting the gross denial of fundamental rights and freedom of religion in … Continue reading

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Bishop Pates asks Hagel to review conditions at Guantanamo, close facility

Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, says it’s time to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, as President Barack Obama has pledged. Writing to Secretary of Defense Chuck … Continue reading

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CNS intern reflects on her time in Rome

By Clare Myers VATICAN CITY — It was nearly 100 degrees outside, the bus was overflowing with people, and I was late. I had just come from running errands and I was squeezing in meeting up with a friend in … Continue reading

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Doomsday or distraction?

By Clare Myers and Robert Duncan One may not know the day and hour of the second coming of Christ, but according to Stephen Walford, the signs of its approach are obvious. In his recently published book, “Heralds of the … Continue reading

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Fiesta on Twitter for pope’s 3-month anniversary

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was elected three months ago today and woke up with a little anniversary present: For the first time, the number of followers of his Twitter account in Spanish surpassed the number of followers of his … Continue reading

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Another $1.3 million approved for Haitian church reconstruction

Church reconstruction in earthquake-ravaged Haiti continues. Projects totaling about $1.3 million were approved for funding by the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America June 9. The projects are being funded from a $33 million pool contributed by … Continue reading

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Farm at St. Joe’s builds community by promoting fresh air, exercise, good health

Not many hospitals have a farm. But St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., does. The hospital’s 364-acre on-campus farm gives patients, veterans, students and a few other folks the chance to grow organic vegetables, learn about nutrition and get … Continue reading

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