Monthly Archives: February 2014

Priests, seminarians in Rome lace up to hit the field

VATICAN CITY — Seminarians at the Pontifical North American College will be vying for the Clericus Cup “triple crown,” well, “saturno” to be exact, since that’s what the trophy ball is wearing on its head (with a pair of cleats). … Continue reading

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Second International Human Trafficking Conference to take place in April in Rome

By Emily Antenucci Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — To enhance cooperation between the Catholic Church and law enforcement agencies working in the field, the Second International Human Trafficking Conference will take place in Rome April 9-10. The conference will … Continue reading

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For soccer-loving pope, goalies are great, but Jesus still makes the best saves

VATICAN CITY — With the World Cup just months away, time is running out for interested nations to get Pope Francis to support their team. Who knows what kind of added boost a papal cheerleader can give players on the … Continue reading

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Continents converge as pilgrims celebrate creation of new cardinals

VATICAN CITY — The tasseled felt hats of German horse riders and the brightly colored head wraps of women from the Antilles were just a few of the signs of the universality of the Catholic church on display as pilgrims … Continue reading

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How to order Pope Francis & Blessed John Paul II stamps, coins

VATICAN CITY — Stamp and coin collectors rejoice! The Vatican is ready to release a new series of stamps marking Pope Francis’ first year as pope. The Vatican stamp and coin office made the announcement today, saying the four-stamp series … Continue reading

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Mixing work with prayer

By Emily Antenucci Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — How important is prayer in our everyday lives? A question that might be up in the air for many is a cake-walk for Archbishop William Goh of Singapore, who says that … Continue reading

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A Pentecostal, a pope and an iPhone for Christian unity

VATICAN CITY — The search for Christian unity is an enterprise that has taken the time and energy of scholars and popes. Recently it got a helping hand from an iPhone and YouTube. Those involved in ecumenism insist on the … Continue reading

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