Category Archives: clients

Picture-perfect St. Patrick now is in high school

By Jim Lackey If you’ve visited our new website, you may have seen the cute promo pictured here for our saints section. Yesterday we learned the backstory of the boy in the photo dressed as St. Patrick for an All Saints’ Day Mass. … Continue reading

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Today’s caption contest on social media

(UPDATED WITH A NEW CONCLUSION) It was a fairly ordinary day in the Catholic News Service Rome bureau and in our Washington newsroom when, out of the blue, a caption contest broke out. Caption suggestions welcome for this photo of … Continue reading

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Doggone it! Still no top spot for Spot?

VATICAN CITY — Whether animals go to heaven or not has been an eternal question. And a supposedly definitive answer was reported to have come from Pope Francis. But it turns out the pope-quote [“One day we will see our … Continue reading

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New Connecticut bishop plans to ‘repurpose’ residence

When he was installed as head of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, just a year ago, and Bishop Frank J. Caggiano urged his new flock to be builders of spiritual bridges. He used a famous image of his hometown — … Continue reading

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The more personal side of a patriarch

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, considered first among equals of all Orthodox patriarchs, arrived in the Holy Land May 23. As he was waiting for his historic visit with Pope Francis, the patriarch visited Bethlehem, West Bank, and led a … Continue reading

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Sowing survival in Central African Republic

Editor’s Note: Kevin Clarke, senior editor and chief correspondent for America magazine, is reporting from Central African Republic and is touring programs operated by Catholic Relief Services. His blog posts are being published by Catholic News Service under a special arrangement with the magazine. This post … Continue reading

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In Bangui, an evening with the general

Editor’s Note: Kevin Clarke, senior editor and chief correspondent for America magazine, is reporting from Central African Republic and is touring programs operated by Catholic Relief Services. His blog posts are being published by Catholic News Service under a special arrangement with the magazine. This post … Continue reading

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