November 28, 2011

The Pope doesn’t wear a seatbelt?

That’s what a German man is alleging in charges filed in his home country after Pope Benedict XVI’s visit there earlier this year. The man alleges that the pontiff was captured via media several times not wearing a seatbelt. I don’t know why, but I never thought the Popemobile had the need for seatbelts. Of...
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Father Michael DeAscanis talks about transitions, Latin Mass

One of the really interesting conversations I had during the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis was with Father Michael DeAscanis, pastor of St. Agnes parish in Catsonsville and St. William of York in West Baltimore. We talked for a story I did on the transition to the new translation of the Roman Missal, but...
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Death penalty opponents praise Oregon governor for declaring moratorium

PORTLAND, Ore. – Catholic and other opponents of the death penalty praised Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber for placing a moratorium on the use of the death penalty for the rest of his term.
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Collection for Retirement Fund for Religious is Dec. 10-11

The 24th annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken Dec. 10-11 in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C., the appeal asks Catholics to help support more than 34,000 women and men religious past age 70.
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Addressing U.S. bishops, pope defends church efforts on sex abuse

VATICAN CITY – In a speech to U.S. bishops, Pope Benedict XVI defended the church’s “honest efforts” to confront the priestly sex abuse scandal with transparency, and said its actions could help the rest of society respond to the problem.
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