June 24, 2011

Pope calls for aid to those fleeing North Africa, Middle East conflicts

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI called for emergency assistance to thousands of people fleeing the violence and civil strife in North Africa and the Middle East, and he appealed to nations to explore “every possible form of mediation” to bring an end to the conflicts.
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Archbishop O’Brien is award-winning columnist

Archbishop Edwin F. O Add award-winning columnist to Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien’s list of accomplishments. During the 2011 Catholic Press Awards, held June 24 in Pittsburgh, the archbishop was awarded first place for the best regular column by a bishop or archbishop. Archbishop O’Brien’s column, “Thoughts on Our Church,” is a regular feature in The...
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‘And with your spirit’

Father Richard Hilgartner talks about the new Roman Missal during a June 23 workshop at the Catholic Media Convention in Pittsburgh. (CR/George P. Matysek Jr.) PITTSBURGH – You might call it liturgical autopilot. As soon as Catholics hear a priest say, “The Lord be with you,” they instinctively respond, “And also with you.” That’s all...
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