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  • NY Parishes Pray For Haiti

    NY Parishes Pray For Haiti
    Churches across the New York-area prayed for the people of Haiti Sunday, as parishes across the country began taking special collections to aid relief efforts. The Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men in Brooklyn -- one of the largest Haitian...
  • How Bishops are Appointed

    The ultimate decision in appointing bishops rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select? The process for selecting candidates for the episcopacy normally begins at the diocesan level and works...
  • Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church

    Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church
    At St. James Cathedral Chapel in downtown Orlando, Celidat Teixaira was among the Hispanic parishioners attending Monday's midday Mass. "When you love God, it doesn't matter who's around you," said Teixaira, who immigrated to Central Florida from Peru...
  • Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling

    Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling
    Mexican drug cartels and their vast network of associates have branched out from their traditional business of narcotics trafficking and are now playing a central role in the multibillion-dollar-a-year business of illegal immigrant smuggling, U.S. law...
  • Notre Dame's Obama flap

    Notre Dame's Obama flap
    After Barack Obama was elected president, Pope Benedict XVI sent him a congratulatory letter. So did Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. At the time, neither the Vatican nor the Catholic bishops...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama at Notre Dame Re “Catholicism and politics,” editorial, April 1 The Times makes a poor case against well-founded Catholic criticism of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at graduation. A commencement speaker...
  • US Bishops Elect Archbishop Dolan As Head In Upset

    US Bishops Elect Archbishop Dolan As Head In Upset
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected president Tuesday of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a surprise win that underscored the bishops' shift toward a more aggressive defense of orthodoxy. Dolan defeated Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas,...
  • From the Back Pew: Saturday vs. Sunday Mass

    I would like to thank two colleagues, photographer Raul Roa and sports editor Jeff Tully, for pointing out to me last week that those who do not wish to go to Mass on Sunday but instead wish to watch a major sporting event can indeed go to the Saturday...
  • Prop. 8 opponents rejoice

    Orange County opponents of Proposition 8 planned to celebrate Wednesday evening while those who supported the voter-approved ban on gay marriage vowed to continue fighting. A scheduled rally at Sasscer Park across from the federal courthouse in Santa...
  • Extension 720 November 2009 Program Guide

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND A GENIUS FOR DECEPTION Most people know the main points and major battles of World War II. Most don't know however, the untold stories and methods employed by the allied forces to help win the war. We'll talk tonight with Nicholas...
  • Bridgeport Bishop Is An Energetic, Outspoken Defender Of Church

    Bishop William E. Lori stands before 141 married couples in the airy sanctuary of St. Theresa Church on a bright October afternoon. In a voice carrying the faintest trace of the Kentucky lilt that his Louisville upbringing suggests, he welcomes the...