Category Archives: Catholic press

St. John Paul II: His unforgettable legacy in pictures and words

VATICAN CITY — Tens of thousands of faithful had come to St. Peter’s Square as Pope John Paul II lay dying, some staying all night in quiet and emotional vigils. After an evening prayer service April 2, then-Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, … Continue reading

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Far from pulp fiction

Tuscany Press, a publisher of Catholic fiction, recently announced an increase in its Tuscany Prize money for Catholic novels, young adult novels and short stories. It’s not just the dough Tuscany’s offering, but a publishing contract as well. The Tuscany … Continue reading

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A guide to the heart of Pope Francis … what makes him tick?

VATICAN CITY — If you are looking to unwrap the mystery of Pope Francis, Msgr. Paul Tighe of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications says there is a new book just out that helps people “get to know this man … Continue reading

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The pope is setting aside a special day for those in their ‘Golden Years’

VATICAN CITY — Celebrate Grandparents’ Day with Pope Francis at the Vatican! The Vatican is inviting the world’s older generation to a special day and Mass with the pope in St. Peter’s Square. All you have to do is “apply” … Continue reading

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Planting seeds of hope

VATICAN CITY — One of the many moments pool reporters look forward to when a head of state meets the pope is the gift exchange. The Vatican most often offers a unique piece of artisan art with a spiritual or … Continue reading

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A special blessing in Rome

VATICAN CITY — Catholic News Service was proud to have U.S. Cardinal J. Francis Stafford bless the new office of the Rome bureau, which is now just a short sprint from St. Peter’s Square. CNS has had a presence in … Continue reading

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An intern’s farewell to CNS & Rome

By Caroline Hroncich VATICAN CITY — When I got off the bus before heading into the office on Thursday, I walked down Via della Conciliazione and ended up in St. Peter’s Square. I stopped for a while in front of … Continue reading

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Analog popes taking tentative taps in a digital age

VATICAN CITY — Though he prefers to use pencil and paper, the pope emeritus is fascinated by high-tech tools. Retired Pope Benedict’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, told reporters yesterday that the pope shows great interest in the archbishop’s iPad. … Continue reading

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Most mentions? Check out our ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ wordcloud

VATICAN CITY — “God,” “church,” and “people” get the most mentions in Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel.”  Click on either image to enlarge. With this handy word cloud, you can see “life,” “Jesus,” “Christ,” “new,” … Continue reading

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Pope Francis ranks #1 most talked about name on the net

VATICAN CITY — Of the 1.83 billion people chatting and posting in English on the Internet, guess what they’ve been talking about most ? Not only is Pope Francis the most talked about name of 2013, his twitter handle @Pontifex … Continue reading

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