Author Archives: Regina Linskey

CNS correspondent from India raises uncomfortable questions about anti-Christian violence

Journalist Anto Akkara, who has covered the church in India for Catholic News Service for years, recently released a book on the continued violence in the Kandhamal district of India’s Orissa state. Kandhamal is the scene of Hindu extremist violence against … Continue reading

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NZ Catholic: ‘Pope thwarts US Catholic population’

In an interesting editorial from the staff of the NZ Catholic, New Zealand’s national Catholic newspaper, readers get a taste of the country’s perspective on Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting  last month with U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House … Continue reading

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New Web site focuses on human trafficking in Asia

The Asian church news agency UCA News reported recently about a new Web site for anti-trafficking activists, law enforcement officials, trafficking victims and others. Human Trafficking in Asia has investigative reports on human trafficking and its own blog. The site … Continue reading

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Bishops remind South African voters of responsibilities

As South Africa heads toward what some are predicting will be its closest elections since the end of apartheid in 1994, the country’s bishops are reminding South Africans of their duty to be peaceful and tolerant. CNS correspondent Bronwen Dachs reported … Continue reading

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Vatican-US relations in the age of Obama

Though only days into President Barack Obama’s administration, Italian columnist and author Massimo Franco speculated about what relations might look like between the Vatican and Obama as well as the U.S. Catholic Church and Obama. CNS Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis offered his analysis in … Continue reading

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On Inauguration Day, what is your prayer for the new administration and the country?

As I walked through the masses flooding the streets near the Washington monuments on Inauguration Day, I asked one question to the people I met: “What is your prayer for the country and the new administration?” Considering most were dressed … Continue reading

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Church doctors bail out of miracle business at Lourdes? Not so fast…

A lede like the one The Associated Press published yesterday — “An international doctors’ panel appointed by the Roman Catholic Church says it’s getting out of the ‘miracles’ business at Lourdes” — might raise some eyebrows.  But relax, oh faithful believers in … Continue reading

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You were poked by CNS …

… Would you like to poke back? Catholic News Service is on Facebook and is gaining momentum rapidly as we’ve added discussion topics and new photos. If you’re on Facebook, become a “fan” of the Catholic News Service page.  We … Continue reading

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Uncovering secrets of the Holocaust: A story worth being retold

Last year, Judith Sudilovsky, CNS correspondent in Jerusalem, reported on the story of a French priest whose mission has been to uncover the hidden truth of 1.5 million of the Jews murdered during World War II. Since 2001, Father Patrick Desbois and his … Continue reading

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Police pound journalist in Vietnam

Not too long after we posted a story about a controversial property dispute between the church and the Vietnamese government, we got notification that a reporter from The Associated Press was beaten by police while trying to cover the situation in Hanoi. Ben Stoking, … Continue reading

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