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Remembering Florence Henderson

The year was 1994, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I had been in Anaheim, California, covering the National Catholic Educational Association’s annual convention for CNS. Since I was so close to Hollywood, management thought I could stay … 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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Skirling at St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY — After the bells tolled for the noon Angelus today, the melodies and drone of Scottish bagpipes could be heard near St. Peter’s Square. Pipe Sergeant Mauro Nenci of Rome helped catch the attention of passersby and media … Continue reading

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Marathon reading of Bible in the public square underway in Louisiana diocese

A marathon reading of the Bible is well underway in St. Martinville in the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana. The “Jubilee of the Word” marathon in the town square is one of its events to close out the Jubilee Year of … Continue reading

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Concept of biblical jubilee comes to life

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi preferred that the focus wasn’t on him. The real attention should be on the difficult work needed to protect poor people in developing nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America from predatory lending practices that deprive them … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh bishop asks all churches to be open for prayer before Election Day

PITTSBURGH (CNS) — Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh has asked every church in his diocese to be open for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day Nov. 7, so that people of faith can pray for the nation and … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholics encouraged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

(UPDATED with Bishop Zubik statement and a new column by Cardinal-designate Tobin.)  By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov.8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies … Continue reading

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