The name of Samuel K. Doe, the Liberian dictator when the five American members of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ were killed in Liberia in 1992, was misspelled in the story on martyrs in Africa in the Feb. 23 issue.


An error occurred in the first installment of Sr. Joan Chittister’s Lenten series, published in the Feb. 23 issue. The gospel reading for the First Sunday of Lent is Luke 4:1-13. The reflection was based instead on the Ash Wednesday reading from Matthew.


Leo Frigo, a Green Bay, Wis., businessman who founded Paul’s Pantry, a food-rescue program, was 69 at the time of his recent death. An Addenda item in the March 2 issue had his age wrong.


A mathematically challenged editor misled readers about reduced time in Purgatory for kissing rings of 44 new cardinals during the recent consistory in Rome. “Theoretically,” John L. Allen Jr. wrote in the March 2 issue, at 50 days indulgence per ring kissed, “if all those new cardinals’ rings could be kissed it would mean 2,200 days off Purgatory time.” As a careful reader pointed out, that translates to 6 years, not the 65 we inserted. A word to the wise: Indulgences are gained by kissing rings with proper “filial devotion,” according to Allen’s report. Kissing with personal gain in mind doesn’t count anyway.