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The day October 22nd has a storied history. A parliamentary committee chose the design that would become the Canadian flag. The Supremes became the first all-female music group to have a number one selling album. Toastmasters was established. Some even speculate that Harry Houdini’s physical encounter with a student in Montreal on that day eventually ...read more
At last Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Benedict expressed his concern for the safety of the civilian population in Libya. Catholic News Service’s Rome correspondent Carol Glatz and Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis report the Vatican is concerned about what is happening in that country on a number of levels. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
Protecting the family and John Paul II’s beatification headline news out of the Vatican today. Catholic News Service’s Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis reports. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
It’s the perfect Lenten reading: Jesus of Nazareth – Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection.  The followup to Pope Benedict XVI’s first volume on our Lord is now available.  Catholic News Service’s Cindy Wooden and John Thavis offer a review. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
As we mentioned on Monday, Toronto’s Archbishop Thomas Collins has been in Rome as part of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. While he was there, Catholic News Service caught up with him to ask about his new book Pathway to our Hearts: A Simple Approach to Lectio Divina with the ...read more
Toronto’s Archbishop Thomas Collins and Salt + Light Television CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica are among the participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications gathered in Rome this week. Catholic News Service’s Rome bureau chief John Thavis reports Pope Benedict XVI addressed the assembly today. To download Flash Player please click ...read more
Friday is the World Day of the Sick (read the Pope’s message for the day here) and Saturday marks the 80th birthday for Vatican Radio. Catholic News Service’s Rome bureau chief John Thavis reports. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
Pope Benedict addressed the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Catholic Education today. Among the topics discussed: the internet and seminary formation. Catholic News Service’s Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis has more on this, as well as the Pope’s comments on Egypt, and an American Cardinal takes his titular Church in Rome. To download Flash ...read more
General Audience, and the Christmas season comes to an end with the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. Catholic News Service’s John Thavis takes a look at happenings at the Vatican for February 2nd, which includes an unexpected greeting for the Holy Father. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
The Vatican is among those watching the crisis unfold in Egypt. Nearly 100 people have been killed in a week of political demonstrations. But Catholic News Service’s John Thavis explains the Holy See isn’t likely to offer any immediate comment on the situation: To download Flash Player please click here ...read more