Dispatches

Altar servers from St. Mary of the Assumption at St. Ann's Church in Hull, Mass., approach a pier in August 2013 as part of a festival for the feast of the Assumption of Mary.
Dispatches
Jim McDermottFebruary 19, 2015
Sixth graders were “really grossed out” by list of possible sins to confess.
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Jim McDermottFebruary 18, 2015
In his 40 plus years as a bishop in Colombia Archbishop Jos de Jes s Pimiento Rodr guez did many extraordinary things He attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council mdash he is in fact one of the few remaining fathers of the council mdash and supported its implementation in Colomb
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Jim McDermottFebruary 17, 2015
In his 34 years as a priest Archbishop Dominique Fran ois Mamberti 62 has worked on the church rsquo s diplomatic teams in Algeria Chile and Lebanon represented the Vatican at the United Nations served as nuncio to Sudan and apostolic delegate to Somalia and Eritrea been the Vatican rsquo s
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Jim McDermottFebruary 17, 2015
In his 20 years as a bishop what has distinguished Archbishop Ricardo Bl zquez P rez 72 is his willingness to enter into the realities of the people that he serves In 1995 he was made bishop of Bilbao a region riven by the violence and terror of the separatist paramilitary group ETA Bilbao
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Jim McDermottFebruary 16, 2015
Each year Portugal rsquo s leading newspaper Expresso hands out the Pessoa Prize mdash ldquo the Person rdquo mdash to a figure in Portuguese society who has contributed most to the culture It rsquo s the nation rsquo s most important cultural award Its recipients are writers artists musicia
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Jim McDermottFebruary 16, 2015
In Asia says Hanoi Archbishop Peter Nguy n V n Nh n ldquo It is more suitable for us to speak of the life of Jesus in a manner more in accord with how He Himself preached two thousand years ago with His parables An eastern not rationalist fashion rdquo Age 76 now Cardinal Nguy n has s