Cardinal: Work with officials when ‘we can,’ ‘protest when we must’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With a new president and a new Congress in Washington, “we intend to work with those in public office whenever we can,” said Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, but will “raise our voices in respectful but impassioned protest when we must.” The new administration and Congress “will need our encouragement and our […]

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Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Low-key, somewhat muddled thriller in which an uptight therapist (Anne Hathaway) counsels the few survivors of a major plane crash, investigating why their […]

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After war, Christians in Gaza express fear of emboldened Hamas

JERUSALEM (CNS) — Christians and moderate Muslims quietly expressed concern about what their place in the Gaza Strip would be now that Hamas remains strong after a three-week Israeli offensive. Several businessmen who spoke to Catholic News Service questioned the outcome of the war, which began with Israeli bombardments Dec. 27 and ended with separate […]

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Faith rituals help students in crisis, priest tells campus ministers

ATLANTA (CNS) — As the second anniversary of the largest mass killing on a U.S. campus approaches, the Catholic priest serving at Virginia Tech University said the church can help fearful and confused students through its mindfulness of community rituals. The church view of the “intimacy of God with the world” is a strong perspective […]

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POST POLL: Are you a fan of Facebook? (2 responses)

Do you have an opinion, pro or con, of Facebook or other online social networking sites? Then take part in the first “Post Poll” of 2009! Responses will be posted here as we receive them, and may appear in a future issue of The Catholic Post’s print edition. Here are some thoughts respondents may want […]

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New leadership team for St. Vincent de Paul Society Council

After being without officers for more than three years, the Peoria Diocesan Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a new leadership team. Serving as president will be Emiel Michelet, a member of Holy Family Parish, Peoria.He will be assisted by Marvin Schneider, also of Holy Family parish, as vice president; Chris […]

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Champaign high school honors volunteers

The High School of Saint Thomas More has presented its 2008 Paideia Award to Jean Somers and the Carl D. Stewart Volunteer Service Award to Greg and Kristi Einck. The awards were given during “Showcase of Thanks,” the school’s annual Donor Appreciation Brunch.The Paideia Award recognizes those who exemply a the concept of “paideia” through […]

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