February 15, 2007

Collection of pope’s ‘essential writings’ to be published

SAN FRANCISCO – A new book to be published in March by HarperSanFrancisco brings together what its editors call “the central writings and speeches” of Pope Benedict XVI. “The Essential Pope Benedict XVI: His Central Writings and Speeches” opens with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s sermon at the funeral of Pope John Paul II April 18, 2005,...
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U.S. farm bill to impact international trade

WASHINGTON – Across the street from the Capitol Hill hotel where the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering was being conducted, a group of Koreans was protesting an impending free-trade deal with South Korea. The protest was complete with chanting and drums. Inside the hotel, Oblate Father Andrew Small, a policy adviser for the U.S. bishops...
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Faith unlocks doors for former death row inmate

CAMBRIDGE – If anyone has experienced sheer terror, it’s Kirk Bloodsworth. Tried and found guilty of the brutal rape and murder of a 9-year-old Rosedale girl, the barrel-chested crabber from the Eastern Shore was sentenced to die in the gas chamber for his horrific crimes. But Mr. Bloodsworth didn’t have anything to do with what...
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