January 2, 2012

2011 in review

Since this blog was launched in November of 2010, it has logged more than 35,000 page views.  In 2011 alone, The Narthex had about 29,000 page views. As a new year gets started, I wanted to thank everyone who has taken the time to read these posts.  I hope you find them interesting and I...
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Nigerian bishops announce day of prayer, say Boko Haram ‘declared war’

LAGOS, Nigeria – The Nigerian bishops’ conference described the Christmas church bombings as the equivalent of war and declared Dec. 31 a day of fasting and prayer to ask God’s forgiveness for the acts.
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Former Catholic Review columnist dies at 81

Paulist Father James McCabe, former director of the Family Life Center in Baltimore and a longtime columnist for The Catholic Review, died Dec. 25, 2011 in Toronto. He was 81 and had been battling cancer.
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Italian car-parts maker hosts eco-friendly popemobile design contest

VATICAN CITY – A select group of young international designers will be submitting innovative mock-ups of what an eco-friendly popemobile should look like.
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New bishop named for U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans

WASHINGTON – Pope Benedict XVI has established a U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans who wish to become Catholics and named a married former Episcopal bishop to head it.
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