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Growing secularism seen as greatest threat facing health care workers
Oct 12 2011
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – The greatest challenge faced by Catholic health care workers is growing secularism, said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

Keeping it real: Preserving native art requires respect for cultures
Oct 08 2011
VATICAN CITY – Ceremonial and sacred objects from different parts of the world present enormous challenges for art restorers; they must clean, repair and preserve very unusual and delicate materials such as blue kingfisher bird feathers glued onto an 18th-century Chinese metal headdress or hair and reptile skin decorating an Ethiopian string instrument made out of a gourd.

Father David Shaum, legend at Mount St. Mary’s, dies
Oct 07 2011
Father David W. Shaum, a legendary figure at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg and the second longest-serving priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Oct. 6 just two weeks before his 91st birthday.

Late Apple co-founder knew the value of communication, Jesuit says
Oct 06 2011
VATICAN CITY - Like Pope Pius XI, who founded Vatican Radio and built the Vatican train station, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs recognized the importance of expanding communication, a Jesuit told Vatican Radio.

New chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon at national shrine
Oct 02 2011
WASHINGTON – In a ceremony reflecting their Lebanese heritage, Maronite Catholics gathered Sept. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the consecration of a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon.

Mount among 18 Catholic colleges appealing parts of federal health care law mandate
Sep 30 2011
WASHINGTON – Eighteen Catholic colleges have asked the Obama administration to exempt all religious individuals and institutions from being forced to participate in the federal mandate that health insurance plans cover contraceptives and sterilization.

Father Barron’s ‘Catholicism’
Sep 29 2011
In the fall of 1972, a group of us, philosophy majors all, approached our dean of studies, Father Bob Evers, with a request: Under the supervision of a faculty member, could we build a two-credit senior seminar in our last college semester around Kenneth Clark’s BBC series, “Civilization,” which had been shown on American public television. Father Evers agreed, and we had a ball. “Civilization” was the perfect way to finish a serious undergraduate liberal arts education; it brought together ideas, art, architecture and history in a visually compelling synthesis of the history of western culture that respected Catholicism’s role in shaping the West.

Mount dean: Movies seen as influencing renewed momentum toward assisted suicide
Sep 25 2011
WASHINGTON ¬ An increase in the number of movies that present assisted suicide in a positive light is contributing to a renewed momentum to legalize physician-assisted suicide, especially in the New England states, a panelist said at a Sept. 20 webinar sponsored by the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.

In centuries-old buildings, some Vatican workers have techie paradise
Sep 24 2011
VATICAN CITY ¬ Looking at the centuries-old buildings and palaces, not many people would know that the Vatican has become a techie paradise, a wonderland of modern equipment and know-how.

Anne Arundel couple’s outreach spreads ‘H.O.P.E.’
Sep 23 2011
Leo and Diane Zerhusen began H.O.P.E. (He Opens Paths to Everyone) for All, their Christian ministry, after seeing how the unmet needs of children prevent them from growing into the person God calls them to be.