Author Archives: Rhina Guidos

About Rhina Guidos

Associate Editor at Catholic News Service in Washington. You can find me on Twitter @CNS_Rhina

John C. Quinn tended to the ‘least of these’ in U.S. newsrooms

WASHINGTON (CNS) – I’m convinced that around the country, and perhaps the world, there are many letters similar to the one I received in the mail some 18 years ago. It was written by hand and it ended with a … Continue reading

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With death of Fidel Castro, pope, archbishop ask prayers to Cuba’s patroness

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Quoting from the Book of Ecclesiastes and referencing judgment, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, of Miami issued a statement on the Nov. 25 death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. “Now he awaits the judgment of God who is … Continue reading

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In the midst of debate nastiness, a nun provides relief on Twitter

While some are letting out a sigh of relief that the last of the presidential debates — and the prime time nastiness that’s accompanied them — is over, part of me will miss the running debate commentary of @onegroovynun. Sr … Continue reading

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Old mining church keeps Catholic history alive

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (CNS) — You can still hear gunfights on the streets of this old mining town high up in the mountains of Northern Nevada. The main drag at 6,000 feet above sea level plays up the stereotype of … Continue reading

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He walked in Blessed Romero’s footsteps

A friend called him a quiet saint because — even though he was a giant of the church in El Salvador — he was always calling attention to A friend called him a quiet saint because — even though he … Continue reading

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A message from the pope as he heads to Cuba as pilgrim and missionary

Speaking and looking very much like a grandfather-friend as he spoke to the camera, Pope Francis sent Thursday a brief video message to Cubans ahead of his upcoming trip. He heads to the island Saturday as a “missionary of mercy,” … Continue reading

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U.S. says “sí” to Cuban Embassy

WASHINGTON (CNS) – For the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the Cuban flag today flew over its embassy in the capital of the United States. In 1961, the United States and the island nation severed diplomatic relations … Continue reading

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Putting “Laudato Si’” to work

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Before that now famous encyclical came out this week, a group at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington was already busy putting the spirit of “Laudato Si’” to work — or rather, they were … Continue reading

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A bishop’s commute across the river and into the mountains

Before complaining about the traffic on your way home, you may want to look at Bishop Donald Lippert’s commute in Papua New Guinea, near Australia. Recently, those who follow him on Twitter witnessed the Franciscan Capuchin priest’s trek across a … Continue reading

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Mensaje de Papa Francisco por la beatificacion de Romero

Lettera del Santo Padre Excmo. Mons. José Luis Escobar Alas Arzobispo de San Salvador Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal de El Salvador Querido Hermano: La beatificación de monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez, que fue Pastor de esa querida Arquidiócesis, es … Continue reading

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