Author Archives: Barb Fraze

When tragedy hits, ‘Be there with the people’

What’s a bishop to do? Even as the death toll from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti was climbing toward 800 in early October, the storm was hitting eastern Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130 miles per … Continue reading

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Processing images of poverty, crime and war

Editor’s Note: Judith Sudilovsky is participating in an Egan Fellowship awarded by Catholic Relief Services. By Judith Sudilovsky TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — I scroll down my Facebook feed trying to decompress after an intense first day in Honduras. Some of the … Continue reading

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Pilgrim cheat sheet for World Youth Day in Krakow

There’s so much to experience in Krakow and its surroundings that it’s difficult to parse a list of helpful tips and favorites. However, while traveling with Poles around Poland last year, CNS contributor Nancy Wiechec was able to come up … Continue reading

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Loaves, fishes, nourishment and the power of Eucharist

By Simone Orendain CEBU, Philippines — At a gathering of thousands of Catholics from different corners of the world, inevitably you will hear comparisons to the Gospel passage describing Jesus taking five loaves of bread and a couple of fish … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa declared a saint? Not quite yet …

(FOLLOWUP: If miracle approved, Blessed Teresa could be canonized Sept. 4) Many people believe Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was a living saint but, despite a flurry of media reports, the Vatican has not officially cleared the way for her canonization. An … Continue reading

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#JokeWithThePope and support a good cause

Within a week, Americans will be able to share a joke with Pope Francis and, by doing so, help support a mission cause. Celebrities such as Bill Murray, Conan O’Brien, George Lopez, Whitney Cummings, David Copperfield and Al Roker have … Continue reading

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Taking an evening to honor our work

BUFFALO, N.Y.  — With award presenters that rivaled any Hollywood show, Catholic News Service and others in the Catholic media celebrated the good work members created last year. The Catholic Press Association awards banquet was the final session at a … Continue reading

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