Author Archives: Nancy Wiechec

About Nancy Wiechec

Visual Media Manager, Catholic News Service

Things the pope will and won’t see in Cuba when he visits

The effects of Communist rule and the longstanding U.S. trade embargo make for an interesting societal landscape in Cuba — one that’s unfamiliar to many visitors. CNS correspondent Patricia Zapor and I, back from a recent visit to the island, … Continue reading

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No knocking at the cathedral door

PHILADELPHIA — There will be no knocking on the door when Archbishop Charles J. Chaput arrives to the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The custom … Continue reading

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Pastor reports ‘everyone fine’ in Virginia community at epicenter of quake

Today’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia rocked communities up and down the East Coast, but Father Michael Duffy,  pastor of St. Jude Church in Mineral, Va., told Catholic News Service a couple of hours later that “everyone is fine here. No … Continue reading

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Don’t forget trinkets for World Youth Day

Heading out to World Youth Day? Don’t forget to pack some small flags, pins, stickers, bracelets, pens, key chains, rosaries, prayer cards … really, anything that says something about you or where you come from. Covering several World Youth Days … Continue reading

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