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President Obama Charms, Hugs and Swigs On Midwest Bus Trip

July 7th, 2012 - Comments Off



On the campaign trail, it’s good to be President–and not just because your bus gets to run red lights and has all the equipment you need to watch Wimbledon or run a war. It’s good because Americans respond, almost instinctively, to the importance of your office. “I’ve been coming here my whole life,” said Julia Konieczny, a 19-year-old sitting at a corner table at the Kozy Corners diner in Oak Harbor, Ohio, on Thursday. “But this is the coolest thing that has ever happened—ever.”

£400,000 awarded to Salisbury to improve Bus Services

March 23rd, 2012 - Comments Off

Salisbury has won nearly £400,000 in government funding to help improve bus services in the area.

The money will be used to cut C02 emissions, improve the city bus station and extend a park and ride scheme.

It was awarded to the authority by the Department for Transport’s Better Bus Area (BBA) fund.

The total cost of the scheme will be about £1.4m and the measures are expected to be implemented over two years.

The Wiltshire Council initiative is a partnership with the Wilts & Dorset Bus Company.

Deal being reached brings end of strike in sight

March 16th, 2012 - Comments Off

The Phoenix City Council has agreed to reduce penalties charged to Veolia transportation when buses fail to run on time. The agreement was the last sticking point in a deal between Veolia and striking drivers. The drivers will now vote on the deal, and could be back to work Friday. Cronkite News reporterBlake Essig has the story.

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Phoenix Buses hitting the road once more

March 16th, 2012 - Comments Off

by Lynh Bui

Phoenix transit workers voted almost unanimously to end their six-day walkout Thursday and put their buses back on the road this morning.

The vote to accept a new five-year labor contract with Veolia Transportation Services put an end to a week of disruptions, inconvenience and missed work for the commuting public and came after the Phoenix City Council voted earlier in the day to relax the company’s contract to give it financial breathing room.

Pope Benedict XVI shares Lenten charity over selfishness

February 7th, 2012 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Italy – Two weeks before Ash Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI released a Lenten message for the faithful which states that “the Catholic Church must demonstrate the power of love and show the limitations of an individualistic worldview.”

In the letter which was released today, Pope Benedict explained an ethic of “custody of others,” with “a mentality that, by reducing life exclusively to its earthly dimension … accepts any moral choice in the name of personal freedom.”

“A society with this mindset,” he mentioned, “can become blind to physical sufferings and to the spiritual and moral demands of life. This must not be the case in the Christian community!”

Where Does the Pope Live and How Does a Person Become a Pope?

February 3rd, 2012 - Comments Off

The pope, otherwise known as the bishop of Rome, lives in the Vatican. Of all the sovereign states in the world, Vatican City is the smallest and encompasses an area of approximately 109 acres. The one grand church in Vatican City called the Basilica of St. Peter is the master church for all Catholics and is the largest church in the global Christian community. About 1,100 people live in this city and about 4,200 work there every day. Not only is the Vatican the home of the head of state, the pope, it is also the home of a vast collection of religious art and contains the largest library of ancient sacred books dating as far back as the 1st century A.D.

Pope Benedict XVI speaks of Christ’s humble deeds

January 29th, 2012 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Italy – During his Sunday Angelus address today, Pope Benedict XVI talked about Jesus Christ’s humble service and love.

“For man, authority often means possession, power, control, success,” Pope Benedict mentioned to the thousands of pilgrims who attended the event in St. Peter’s Square.

“For God, however, authority means service, humility, love,” he added, “it means entering into the logic of Jesus who stoops to wash the disciples’ feet, who seeks the true good of man, who heals wounds, who is capable of a love so great as to give up his life, because he is Love.”

Christmas Midnight Mass Homily of Pope Benedict XVI

December 24th, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Italy – As millions of Catholics around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, many also took the time to watch the Midnight Mass homily of Pope Benedict XVI. For those who missed the said celebration, here is the full text of His Holiness’ homily:

Dear Brothers and Sisters! The reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to Titus that we have just heard begins solemnly with the word “apparuit,” which then comes back again in the reading at the Dawn Mass: apparuit–“there has appeared.”

Pope Benedict advances sainthood of two American women and five others

December 19th, 2011 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Italy – Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood causes of two American women, Blessed Marianne Cope of Molokai and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.

He also formally recognized the martyrdom of the 64 victims of the Spanish Civil War and advanced the causes of 18 other men and women.

During his meeting on December 19 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, Pope Benedict signed the decrees recognizing the miracles needed for the said canonizations of Blesseds Marianne and Kateri.