Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pope names veteran diplomat Vatican Secretary of State

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin, 58, a longtime official in the Vatican secretariat of state and nuncio in Venezuela since 2009, to be his secretary of state. Although Pope Francis has not been afraid to … Continue reading

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Calligraphy teaching priest portrayed in new movie

Father Robert Palladino, an 80-year old priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., might want to get out to the movies — at least to see how he is portrayed on the big screen. The priest  is credited with teaching … Continue reading

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Civil rights movement carried on by ‘great souls’

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, a 15-year-old seminarian in Chicago during the March on Washington 50 years ago, said he “realized that history was being made” when he watched the event on television. In an interview with the Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan … Continue reading

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“Labor in the Pulpits”

Each year, during Labor Day weekend, churches around the United States take part in an initiative called “Labor in the Pulpits.” Coordinated by Interfaith Worker Justice, it depends on clergy to use their homilies to address issues of importance to … Continue reading

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Keeping the faith on campus takes work

Last week a colleague here at Catholic News Service took his older boy off to college for the first time. It was an emotional time for him and his wife, but a time of great joy and anticipation for their … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ summer break includes time for writing

VATICAN CITY — Rome and the Vatican are traditionally left to the tourists in August, and it is difficult to find key Vatican officials at their desks this week. But Pope Francis continues to hold meetings and to work, although … Continue reading

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Detroit university sees hope in city despite bankruptcy, offers resources and commitment to community

In a recent interview with Catholic News Service, Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said the bankruptcy of Detroit does not mean the city is dead. “I would say people are responding with a lot of grit,” he said. Residents and … Continue reading

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