Gala puts a human face on Catholic education
Oct 24 2011
The sounds of a choir of Baltimore City Catholic schoolchildren and the Archbishop Curley High School drumline welcomed 1,100 formally dressed celebrants to the Baltimore Convention Center Oct. 22 for a gala dinner feting Catholic schools in the archdiocese.
Study finds divide exists in how Catholics read church news
Oct 16 2011
WASHINGTON – A Catholic Press Association-commissioned study showed that 26 percent of adult Catholics had read a print copy of their diocesan newspaper or magazine in the past three months, but only 4 percent had gone to their computer to view the online version of the publication.
Anti-bank protests spread from Wall Street to major U.S. cities
Oct 10 2011
WASHINGTON – What started as a smallish protest in a New York City park in mid-September to rail against banks and wealthy Americans for their seeming indifference to the plight of poor and working-class Americans in a sluggish economy has spread to several major U.S. cities.
Funeral for Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai set for Oct. 8
Oct 06 2011
WASHINGTON - A funeral Mass for Wangari Maathai, a Catholic environmentalist and political leader who became the first black African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, was set for Oct. 8 in Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya.
The church’s Marines: Maryknollers older, fewer, but still going strong
Oct 02 2011
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia – Their numbers are down, their average age is up, and their last names are as likely to be Vu or Gonzalez as Kelly or O’Brien, but one thing that has not changed about Maryknoll priests and brothers in the past century is their commitment to live and work among the poor in distant lands and unfamiliar cultures.
Wangari Maathai, Nobel laureate and environmentalist, dies at 71
Sep 27 2011
WASHINGTON – Wangari Maathai, a Catholic environmentalist and political leader who became the first black African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to empower women to work for environmental, economic and social justice, died Sept. 25 after a bout with cancer. She was 71.