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While digital technologies have led to advancements in communication and education, they also have led to the exploitation of children on the internet, Pope Francis said. more
Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the Church’s official teaching. more
With rumors swirling around about two of their members, the bishops of New York state reached the centerpiece of their “ad limina” pilgrimage to Rome: the tomb of St. Peter. more
After an attorney threatened to file a lawsuit alleging he abused a child decades ago when he was a priest in New Jersey, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn issued a statement Nov. 13 denying the accusation and said he “will vigorously defend” himself against the claim. more
In a brief presentation Nov. 11 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley told the bishops gathered in Baltimore the Vatican may publish what it knows about the ascent to power of now-disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick by Christmas, or perhaps the New Year. more
The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly Nov. 11 in Baltimore on a revised set of strategic priorities to take them into the next decade. more
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore. more
On the agenda for the U.S. bishops’ Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore were elections and discussions of key challenges in the Church and the nation. Unlike recent previous meetings, their response to the clergy abuse crisis was mentioned but was not the primary focus. more
In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been “an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times.” more
Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is under way to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue. more
The Trump administration Nov. 1 announced a proposed rule to allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to follow their deeply held religious beliefs and not place children with same-sex couples. more
In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret. more
The saints were flesh-and-blood people whose lives included real struggles and joys, and whose holiness reminds all the baptized that they, too, are called to be saints, Pope Francis said. more
The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls are reminders that God’s Church exists both on earth and in heaven and that all the faithful, living and dead, can and should pray for each other, a top Vatican official wrote. more
Pope Francis did the Archdiocese of New York a good turn last month when he approved the appointment of two of our most experienced and popular priests to become auxiliary bishops. Bishop-elect … more
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has concluded an apostolic visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. more
El padre Eric Cruz, director regional del Bronx de Caridades Católicas de la arquidiócesis, ha sido designado para servir también como asesor para la divulgación del trabajo de la oficina … more
A pullout section inside this issue contains stories and photos as well as myriad short profiles of men and women religious serving in the Archdiocese of New York who are marking significant … more
Christians can become stagnant if they do not have the crashing waves of hope moving in their lives, Pope Francis said. more
Most of the proposals of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, including the idea of ordaining some married men, are deliberately specific suggestions that would apply only to the Amazon region, said Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego. more
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