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The America of Benedict XVI, a Model for Catholic Europe

By • Chiesa • 4/5/2008

With this pope, the United States is no longer held up for scolding by the Vatican authorities.The general judgment on the United States has shifted to the positive. ROMA (Chiesa) – When, in mid-April, Benedict XVI lands at the military airport of Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, the United ...


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Carpenter says building altar for papal Mass is an 'awesome' job

By • Catholic News Service • 4/4/2008

POOLESVILLE, Md. (CNS) -- For Deacon Dave Cahoon, working at his St. Joseph's Carpentry Shop on a quiet country road in Poolesville, this year's Holy Week was one like no other. "How awesome is this? It's Holy Thursday, and I'm working on the altar for the Eucharist, for the papal Mass. How awesome ...


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Addition of two U.S. meetings shows pope's concern for Jews

By • Catholic News Service • 4/4/2008

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI's addition of two meetings with Jews in the United States underlined the pope's continuing interest in improving Catholic-Jewish relations. It's a relationship that is extremely important to the German pope, but which has had its ups and downs since he was ...


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Pope brings Vatican with him when he leaves Vatican City for U.S.

By • Catholic News Service • 4/4/2008

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Pope Benedict XVI comes to the United States in mid-April, he won't exactly be leaving the Vatican behind. Traveling with the pope is a 30-man entourage of Roman Curia officials, liturgical advisers, doctors, media experts and security personnel, all of whom have highly ...


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Catholic Students pledge 500,000 Hours of Service as Birthday Gift to the Pope

Catholic News Service • 4/4/2008

Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl, announced the number of pledged hours March 25 during opening remarks at the National Catholic Educational Association's convention in Indianapolis. WASHINGTON (CNS) - More than 500,000 community service hours have been pledged by Catholic school students and ...


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Benedicto el Constructor Viene a América

By • Catholic Online • 4/3/2008

"Habemus Papam", “Tenemos Papa!” anunció el Cardenal. El 19 de Abril de 2005, el Cardenal Joseph Ratzinger fue elegido como el Papa número 265. Eligió el nombre de Benedicto XVI, en honor de San Benedicto, fundador de monacato Occidental, y de Benedicto XV, quien ocupó la Sede de Pedro durante ...


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Pope Benedict prays JPII will help him build on spiritual gifts

By • Catholic News Service • 4/3/2008

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI prayed that Pope John Paul II would intercede for him with God, helping him to gather and build on the spiritual gifts that Pope John Paul gave to the church. The Vatican police said almost 40,000 people joined Pope Benedict April 2 in St. Peter's Square for ...


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Deacon Carpenter Builds the Altar for Papal Mass in Washington, D.C.

By • Catholic News Service • 4/3/2008

Growing up in St. Mary's Parish in Rockville, Deacon Dave Cahoon had taken the confirmation name of Joseph. POOLESVILLE, MD (CNS) - For Deacon Dave Cahoon, working at his St. Joseph's Carpentry Shop on a quiet country road in Poolesville, this year's Holy Week was one like no other. "How ...


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Carl Anderson: Pope Benedict to Bring 'Revolution of Virtue' to America

By • Zenit News Agency • 4/3/2008

Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus comments on US Papal Visit from Rome as he presents his new book "A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World" VATICAN CITY (Zenit) - Benedict XVI will bring with him to the United States this month a "revolution of virtue," ...


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Pope Benedict’s prayer intentions for April

Catholic Online • 4/2/2008

Vatican City (Catholic Online) - The Vatican’s press office released Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions today for the month of April. Pope Benedict's general prayer intention is: "That Christians, even in the difficult and complex situations of present-day society, may not tire of proclaiming ...





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