Author Archives: Angela Cave

Spiritan Father Eugene Hillman was a hero to an African tribe

People who knew Spiritan Father Eugene Hillman, who died Aug. 5 at age 84 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, said he truly loved the people of the Masai tribe in East Africa, where he did mission work for 18 … Continue reading

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Connecticut man races through deserts for good causes

When Tom Gallagher said he wanted to go out into the desert, he wasn’t just using a biblical metaphor. The Riverside, Conn., ultraendurance athlete and Catholic is gearing up for his third seven-day footrace through 150 miles of desert to … Continue reading

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Debating the effects of social networking on community life

An English archbishop’s recent warning about social networking sites has been getting a lot of attention in news stories and blogs — to the tune of hundreds of Google search results. Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminister told the Telegraph that … Continue reading

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Encyclical and Catholic higher education

Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” (“Charity in Truth”) can inspire changes in Catholic higher education, said Richard Yanikoski, president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. The pope wrote that economic activity should promote the common good. Catholic … Continue reading

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One pastor’s take on Year for Priests

The pastor at St. Pius X in Norfolk, Va., is encouraging parishioners to write letters and fill out prayer cards for priests to celebrate Year for Priests. Father Venancio Balarote said it’s important to remember that priests are human. “We … Continue reading

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Last-minute change for Archbishop-designate DiNoia’s episcopal ordination

In case you were expecting to see Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera as one of the ordaining bishops at the episcopal ordination of Archbishop-designate J. Augustine DiNoia tomorrow in Washington, think again. The cardinal, who is the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for … Continue reading

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Diocese launches video-sharing site

The Trenton, N.J., Diocese’s video-sharing site, Dottube, seems to be the first of its kind. Dioceses and churches have claimed their own YouTube channels or posted videos on diocesan or parish Web sites, but debuting a separate site may be … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson’s spirituality

Amid the whirlwind of talk and writings about the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, after his death last week, we stumbled upon a story he wrote for Beliefnet in 2000 chronicling his faith. During his childhood in the spotlight, Jackson … Continue reading

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Fairness Doctrine would threaten Christian stations, author says

Christian radio and television stations had better watch out — the government might get them. So says conservative author Brad O’Leary. He spoke out at the Heritage Foundation Wednesday against the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, a defunct Federal Communications Commission … Continue reading

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An anniversary for a war-torn church

Priests and parishioners killed. A cathedral almost completely obliterated. The head of a wooden statue of  Mary badly burned, but miraculously intact. It’s been 50 years since the reconstruction of the Urakami Catholic Cathedral, which the atomic bomb ravaged in … Continue reading

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