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Archdiocese of Baltimore bicentennial to begin during Pope’s visit

Catholic News Agency • 4/2/2008

Baltimore (CNA) - Beginning next month the Archdiocese of Baltimore will celebrate its bicentennial, with some events coinciding with Pope Benedict XVI’s first papal visit to the United States, the Baltimore Sun reports. Archbishop of Baltimore Edwin F. O’Brien said the Pope is expected to ...


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God's love motivates church in its sacraments and activities, Pope says

Catholic News Service • 4/2/2008

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) -- The merciful love of God, revealed in Jesus Christ, is what motivates the Catholic Church in its sacraments, its charitable activities and its insistence on correct moral behavior, Pope Benedict XVI said. Reciting the Regina Coeli with visitors gathered in the ...


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Kelly Clarkson and others will perform for Pope In New York

By • Catholic News Service • 4/2/2008

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Performing for a papal event is not just another gig, even for those whose names are usually rendered in boldface type. Headline entertainers who will sing for the crowds assembled to greet the pope at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers and at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx spoke of ...


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Connecticut liturgical supplier gets ready for papal Masses

By • Catholic News Service • 4/2/2008

HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) -- The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States will be a memorable event for all Catholics, but it will be especially so for one busy Connecticut religious supplies and church goods firm. Patrick Baker and Sons Inc., with retail showrooms in Southington and Fairfield, ...


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Staffers at Catholic Channel say they're excited to cover Pope

By • Catholic News Service • 4/2/2008

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The Catholic Channel of Sirius Satellite Radio may be a new kid on the block in the world of Catholic media, but it is taking a grown-up approach to covering Pope Benedict XVI's April 15-20 visit to the United States. The channel, a joint effort of Sirius and the Archdiocese of ...


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Five children from non-Christian faiths will give Pope gifts

By • Catholic News Service • 4/2/2008

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When Pope Benedict XVI meets with religious leaders of non-Christian faiths in Washington April 17, five young people representing major non-Christian faiths will give him gifts representative of their traditions. The pontiff also will speak privately with 10 leaders of those ...


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Catholic League: What the Pundits will say of the Pope's Visit

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights • 4/1/2008

“Catholics should be proud that they have an intellectual heavyweight in Pope Benedict XVI" NEW YORK, N.Y. (Catholic League) - Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the United States, which begins two weeks from tomorrow: “Look for Pope Benedict ...


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Pope Benedict: John Paul II and Faustina Kowalska are Apostles of Divine Mercy

Asia News • 3/30/2008

Pope Benedict announces the the First World Congress on Divine Mercy, something dear to John Paul II, to focus the mission of the Church and achieve peace in the world, which “is impossible for human forces alone.” CASTEL GANDOLFO (AsiaNews) – A few days shy of the anniversary of John Paul II’s ...





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