Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bethlehem University students engage in service through Catholic Charities program

By Julia Willis WASHINGTON (CNS) – A group of students recently arrived in the U.S. from Bethlehem University in Palestine in order to participate in a one-of-a kind program with Catholic Charities. Fostered by a two-year partnership between the Catholic … Continue reading

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In Kentucky, landowners await pipeline developers’ next step

  Although the developers of a controversial 1,100-mile natural gas liquids pipeline passing through Kentucky have suspended investment in the project, opponents of the plan said they don’t believe it has been abandoned yet. Sister Claire McGowan, a member of … Continue reading

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Sister Cristina will face the final judgment… on The Voice

    ROME — Regardless of all the jokes that voting for anyone other than #SuorCristina would incur excommunication, it seemed to be a given that Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia would make it to the finals of The Voice of … Continue reading

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Movement to close Guantanamo prison spreads across U.S.

Josie Setzler wants people to know the United States has a moral and legal obligation to close the U.S. Army prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A member of St. Joseph Parish in Fremont, Ohio, 36 miles southeast of Toledo, Setzler … Continue reading

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SOS: Students make colorful tool to help first responders

The kids on the Panther Power robotics team at Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, N.J., have developed a new tool that is helping local first responders. The tool, which the youngsters on the FIRST Lego League … Continue reading

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My time in Jerusalem, in 140 or fewer characters

Catholic journalists traveling with the pope in the Holy Land had wonderful stories to tell. Some, like J.D. Long-Garcia of The Tidings in Los Angeles or John Feister of St. Anthony Messenger in Cincinnati, blogged about their experiences. But we … Continue reading

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The more personal side of a patriarch

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, considered first among equals of all Orthodox patriarchs, arrived in the Holy Land May 23. As he was waiting for his historic visit with Pope Francis, the patriarch visited Bethlehem, West Bank, and led a … Continue reading

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