Archive for November, 2017

Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians and Buddhists are called by faith to overcome evil with goodness and violence with peace, Pope Francis said during a meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s Buddhist community.

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Catholic school deluged after royal engagement announcement

Catholic school deluged after royal engagement announcement

| Carol Zimmermann | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the news broke Nov. 27 of Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry, reporters descended upon the Los Angeles Catholic school Markle attended: Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School.

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Washington Archdiocese takes transit system to court over ad guidelines

Washington Archdiocese takes transit system to court over ad guidelines

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Washington filed suit in federal court Nov. 28 over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines after the transit system rejected an Advent and Christmas advertisement.

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Priest in Bangladesh missing before papal visit

Priest in Bangladesh missing before papal visit

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest in Bangladesh who was helping prepare for the visit of Pope Francis has gone missing, just days before the papal visit.

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Using new media, National Geographic tells the story of Christ’s tomb

Using new media, National Geographic tells the story of Christ’s tomb

| Rhina Guidos | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the modern-age, news about Jesus doesn’t just sell newspapers, it racks up page views, too.

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Archaeologist finds his human side at the tomb of Christ

Archaeologist finds his human side at the tomb of Christ

| Rhina Guidos | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fred Hiebert’s identity is firmly grounded in academia and in his professional work as a scientist.

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To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, head to Washington

To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, head to Washington

| Rhina Guidos | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the nation’s capital, a $15 museum ticket and pair of 3-D glasses is the passport Christian pilgrims and others need to experience what may be the holiest site in Christianity.

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Strong net neutrality protections called critical to faith community

Strong net neutrality protections called critical to faith community

| November 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications has urged the Trump administration to keep current net neutrality rules in place because an open internet, he said, is critical to the nation’s faith communities and how they interact with their members.

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Silver screen sermon: Priest plays himself in ‘Lady Bird’

Silver screen sermon: Priest plays himself in ‘Lady Bird’

| Carol Zimmermann | November 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Part of a voice-over in the trailer for “Lady Bird” — playing over scenes from the movie and in between dialogue — comes from a homily delivered to Catholic high school students attending a school Mass in the beginning of the movie.

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Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

| Cindy Wooden | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was front and center in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the word Rohingya.

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Wars, violent conflicts main drivers of human trafficking, says nuncio

Wars, violent conflicts main drivers of human trafficking, says nuncio

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

As long as wars and conflicts rage, “trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation, forced labor and similar crimes will continue to flourish,” said the Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations.

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Cretin-Derham Hall challenges Iowa power in archdiocesan-sponsored girls basketball tournament

Cretin-Derham Hall challenges Iowa power in archdiocesan-sponsored girls basketball tournament

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul drew a big early-season test with Iowa girls basketball power Dowling Catholic High School and its highly-touted point guard Caitlin Clark.

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