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January 1, 1970 Archives

Primary education in the Sub-Sahara is booming: Mali is a template for those challenges. One of earth’s poorest nations, it also has the world’s second-highest birth rate, behind only neighboring Niger. It lags even most African nations in the share […]

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An activist livs in hope and trust: EARLY last year, a dubious distinction attached itself to Tarcísio Feitosa da Silva, director of the Roman Catholic Church’s Pastoral Land Commission here in one of the most conflict-ridden regions of the Amazon. […]

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John Thavis at CNS looks at Pope Benedict’s 2007 plans – so far. The year 2007 will see "ad limina" visits by bishops from places on four continents, including Italy, Ukraine, Slovakia, Portugal, Serbia, Kenya, Togo, Benin, Gabon, Puerto Rico, […]

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Just pulling some Catholic-related news stories from around the country: A wayside shrine in Indiana: The Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine offers people of all faiths a tranquil spot to pray or meditate. Dedicated in October 2005, the shrine to the Blessed […]

Italian text here, from Fr. Lombardi, director of the Vatican Press Office: In merito alla esecuzione capitale di Saddam Hussein, avvenuta questa notte, il Direttore della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, Padre Federico Lombardi, S.J., ha rilasciato questa mattina ai […]

A little of both, I guess – Kelo v. the saints! St. Louis’ redevelopment agency sued a convent, a saint, a nun and an elderly woman in a wheelchair who has a 999-year lease on Friday, seeking to use eminent […]