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Catholic stuents travel to Rome

June 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Eight Shanley High School seniors will leave today with about 80 other students from North Dakota’s four Catholic high schools, including students from Trinity High School in Dickinson, for a two-week trip to Italy that includes two visits with the pope. Continue Reading

Vatican in chaos after butler arrested for leaks

May 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) An already sordid scandal over leaked Vatican documents took a Hollywood-like turn Saturday with confirmation that the pope’s own butler had been arrested after documents he had no business having were found in his Vatican City apartment. Continue Reading

From Dickinson to the Vatican: Mass with the Pope

December 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two young men will get a very special Christmas gift this year. Dickinson residents Austin Holgard and Dominic Bouck will spend two hours with Pope Benedict XVI during the midnight Christmas Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. “It’s pretty surreal right now,” Bouck said Friday from Rome. “It’s just beyond what I ever hoped for.” Continue Reading

Aquila fears Catholic censorship

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

While in Rome, bishop of Fargo diocese says U.S. Catholics’ religious freedom under firePartly because they come in the middle of a current political fight on these issues, Bishop Samuel Aquila’s comments seem sure to heighten his public profile. For several years, he has been cited by church watchers as one of the more significant of the 300 U.S. bishops. Continue Reading

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Explosive device found under Rome subway seat

December 21, 2010 in INFORUM

ROME An explosive device was found Tuesday under a subway-car seat in Rome and bomb-disposal experts were examining whether it was an attempted Christmas season terror attack, officials said.

The ANSA news agency said the device was in a package that had wires, pipes and explosive powder. Continue Reading

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