Tag: Catholic

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    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton reports from the Democratic National Convention on how Catholic, evangelical, and Jewish groups are responding to the vice presidential nomination of Joe Biden, a pro-choice Roman Catholic.

    August 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Earlier this month, in preparation for the riding season, several thousand bikers descended on Paterson, New Jersey to have their bikes blessed by a Catholic priest who is also a biker and who ministers to all those who ride.

    May 23, 2008 | Comments

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    The Holy See has played an active global role for centuries. It has permanent observer status at the United Nations and has all the rights of full UN membership except voting.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

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    The Vatican reported this week that the number of Catholics in religious orders around the world continued to decline. But there are a few places where the reverse is true. Betty Rollin found a Dominican teaching order in Nashville fairly bursting with dedicated young nuns. More

    February 8, 2008 | Comments

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    The number of Hispanics in the U.S. Catholic Church is growing rapidly. Their devotional practices and fervent style of worship are giving the church a different look, and some observers expect Hispanics to make up half the U.S. church over the next few years. More

    January 11, 2008 | Comments

  • As 2007 comes to a close, we convened a panel of journalists to discuss what we can anticipate in religion news for the year ahead. Bob Abernethy sat down with our guests.
    “We take our annual look ahead today at the stories we think will be worth watching for in 2008.” More

    December 28, 2007 | Comments

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    Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports. More

    November 9, 2007 | Comments

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    Catholics of a certain age grew up hearing the Mass only in Latin. But since the 1960s, priests have been allowed to say the Mass in Latin only with the permission of their bishop. The Vatican is now loosening those restrictions, so the Latin Mass may soon become more widely available.

    July 6, 2007 | Comments

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    Benedict said that in Francis’s hometown, the “city of peace,” he felt a duty to make a heartfelt appeal for peace. More

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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    There is a group of Benedictine nuns in Missouri who bake and sell millions of Communion wafers, small and large. But some would-be communicants complained that they are allergic to the gluten in the wheat in the nun's wafers. So they could not receive Communion. For the sisters that was a challenge.

    March 30, 2007 | Comments

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