Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ain’t no mountain high enough for U.S. priest

VATICAN CITY — When the Vatican press hall announces papal appointments, we’re usually presented with a rather dry encyclopedic biography of the new appointees: where they went to school, what they studied, ordination date, and teaching and ministry positions held … Continue reading

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Marian Day schedule & liturgical booklet

VATICAN CITY — October is traditionally the month of the rosary and thousands of members of groups promoting Marian piety will be coming to the Vatican this weekend for an evening of Marian prayer with the pope on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Papal approaches to the divorced and remarried

VATICAN CITY — What have recent popes said about the problem of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics? It’s an issue that will get much attention at next year’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of … Continue reading

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Why Higgs boson matters

On Oct. 8 Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for their theory on how matter acquires mass. This work — which they began researching  in the 1960s — was confirmed … Continue reading

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Pope Francis gives first ‘red carpet’ interview

VATICAN CITY — So far, Pope Francis has done impromptu interviews with journalists on a plane, in written correspondence and at his Vatican residence. Now he’s done his first “red carpet” interview — responding to a TV reporter who squeezed … Continue reading

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Higher Education: How to choose the best Catholic college or university for you

By Caroline Hroncich  VATICAN CITY — What are the best Catholic colleges and universities in the United States? Thousands of students applying to college ask themselves this question every day, and there is no simple answer. Catholic colleges and universities provide … Continue reading

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Treasure hunt: Tracking down tickets to a papal Mass, general audience

Updated Aug. 6, 2015 VATICAN CITY — For people who have a visit to Rome on their itinerary, it may come in handy knowing how to get tickets to a papal Mass and how to attend the pope’s Wednesday general … Continue reading

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