Daily Archives: March 4, 2014

U.S. bishops’ president asks for Ash Wednesday prayers for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as their country struggles with political tensions, said a statement from the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., … Continue reading

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Notes on peace and justice

Lenten calendar offers fasts of a different sort Lenten fasts can take many forms and usually involved food, time or money. So how about carbon? One of the most interesting ideas I’ve seen is the Archdiocese of Washington’s Caring for Creation … Continue reading

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Pope Francis opens gates of private papal gardens to the public

VATICAN CITY — People visiting or living in Rome now have another jewel of nature and architecture to visit: the Pontifical Gardens in Castel Gandolfo. Pope Francis came up with the idea to open these private papal gardens to the … Continue reading

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