Author Archives: Carol Glatz

Protecting children: A survivor’s search to heal after abuse

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Thirteenth in a series) ROME — Among all the people I have met in Rome, I was most honored to meet Veronique Garnier on Wednesday. She spoke to me and my classmates about how … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Being aware of how sex offenders “groom” their victims

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Tenth in a series) ROME — This week at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, my class learned about the ethical issues related to the sexual abuse of minors. One question we discussed was, … Continue reading

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Protecting children: Warning signs of potential abusers

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Eighth in a series) ROME — Everyone knows the story of the prophet Jonah. He is commanded by God to prophesy to Nineveh, home of one of Israel’s greatest enemies. Despite receiving God’s commission … Continue reading

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Mother Mary: The merciful, mischievous interceder in Italian legends

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told a story today about a legend in southern Italy to illustrate how Mary is always nearby, watching, waiting and ready to jump in and lend a hand. While Jesus is every person’s best advocate … Continue reading

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Wanted: Humble shepherd, clear communicator, world traveler

VATICAN CITY — Four years ago today, 115 cardinal-electors chose a new pope. Inspired through prayer and the Holy Spirit, the men sought to elect the best pastor for this particular moment in the church and the world. We here … Continue reading

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Skirling at St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY — After the bells tolled for the noon Angelus today, the melodies and drone of Scottish bagpipes could be heard near St. Peter’s Square. Pipe Sergeant Mauro Nenci of Rome helped catch the attention of passersby and media … Continue reading

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Pop art pope wins graffiti game of peace

UPDATE: After being up less than half the day, the city’s waste collectors came to scrape everything off. Like two years ago, spray paint graffiti, trash and unsanitary mementos of a canine kind remain… VATICAN CITY — In a clandestine … Continue reading

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