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  CTV - Latest News - Live Streaming - Official Texts     The Vatican Television Center (CTV) is now the official point of contact for all matters concerning the television broadcasts from the Vatican. The origins of the telecasts go back to 1974 when the Pontifical Council for Social Communications was assigned the task of coordinating the worldwide broadcasts of papal ceremonies at Christmas and Easter, as well as for other special celebrations transmitted around the world. The telecasts are made available via a series of satellites so that television networks and outlets can receive and transmit the events to their own local and…
USA. Sister Mary Ann Walsh awarded 'Frannie' for work for Catholic press
ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) -- Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh was surprised at her home at the Sisters of Mercy motherhouse in Albany March 12 when visitors presented her with the Catholic Press Association's St. Francis de Sales Award. "Her life of service to the Catholic press, the USCCB and the church is outstanding and a model for all," said Rob DeFrancesco, president of the CPA and associate publisher of the Catholic Sun in the Diocese of Phoenix, in explaining the decision to bestow the award. Sister Walsh, the U.S. church correspondent for America magazine, stepped down last summer as director…
The eBible Foundation is launching, on the trademark of the eBible
eBible® .- The eBible Foundation is launching, on the trademark of the eBible®, its first digital creations both in English and in Spanish of Latino America. The eBible® is a digital work in progress and it will be composed of 400 illustrated eBooks of the Bible. More than 40.000 images will be illustrating the Bible, and all of them will appear with the unabridged Biblical text attached to them. Learn more abouttheeBible...  eBIBLE / LUKE I This is the first delivery of the eBible in January 2015: two eBooks both in English and Spanishdevoted to the first two chapters of…
Four US national Catholic publications call for ending the death penalty
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Four nationally circulated Catholic publications in the United States called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States in a jointly published editorial. America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor urged their readers, the U.S. Catholic community and people of faith to "stand with us and say, 'Capital punishment must end,'" the editorial stated. The editorial was published online March 5 by each publication and was to appear in the printed versions of each journal in the coming weeks. Dennis Coday, editor of National Catholic Reporter, said the effort evolved after the…
Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists
Washington, DC – The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is proud to announce the opening of the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. Applications for this inaugural funding round are being accepted March 2 - 23, 2015. An annual total of $230,000 will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate how their proposal will lead to the exposure of under-reported stories, strengthen story-telling skills, develop their expertise or support entrepreneurial media projects. “Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the media is critical to transparency and the diversity of voices in the world,” said IWMF Executive Director…

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