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Three U.S. Catholic bishops said that a proposed modification to a 2016 federal rule governing who temporary and emergency shelters must take in “is a step in the right direction” because it allows faith-based facilities more flexibility. more
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, has been described in countless tributes as a cultural icon. more
The Catholic Church and American society should recognize the historic and current contributions of Hispanic and Latino leaders, said a U.S. bishop at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15. more
The National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd said House passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Sept. 17 is a “huge win for women.” more
It is important to have Christian media that provide quality coverage of the life of the Church and that are capable of forming people’s consciences, Pope Francis said. more
In a letter to people participating in a virtual Marian pilgrimage, Pope Francis offered words of encouragement to families struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another. more
The pleasure of seeing other people face to face and not “screen to screen” as Covid-19 restrictions ease clearly demonstrates that people are social beings and need one another, Pope Francis said. more
The exploitation and plundering of the Earth’s resources at the expense of the poor and vulnerable cry out for justice and the forgiveness of debts, Pope Francis said. more
Christ’s cross is a powerful symbol of God’s love for humanity and not just a decoration or trinket, Pope Francis said. more
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki prayed for peace and healing at several damaged sites during a visit to Kenosha, Wis., the scene of four nights of demonstrations following the police shooting of a Black man. more
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the absurdity of “pouring valuable resources into the maintenance of weapons of destruction while so many on this planet are struggling to survive,” a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. more
Catholics will mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees during the ecumenical celebration of the Season of Creation, highlighting the obligation, as Pope Francis says, to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, said Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny. more
During the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe and North America, city-dwellers—including Pope Francis—were struck by the hush on the streets, the blueness of the skies and the songs of birds. more
Two Sisters of Life made final vows on Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass of Perpetual Profession at the Sisters of Life Motherhouse, Annunciation in Suffern. Father Bernardino Maria Soukup, C.F.R., concelebrated. The Mass was private due to coronavirus restrictions. more
When students of St. Joseph School in Bronxville walk through the doors Sept. 9, their principal predicts they will react with resounding cheers. more
The parish community of St. Paul-St. Ann celebrated the reopening of the newly renovated St. Paul’s Church in Congers Aug. 8 with a Mass and blessing offered by Msgr. Joseph LaMorte, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese. more
Cardinal Dolan is encouraging Catholics in the archdiocese to ask their elected representatives in Congress for assistance to Catholic schools before the school year opens. more
Cardinal Dolan ordained two priests at a Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral this morning (June 26). The newly ordained are Father Luis Silva, who was ordained for the Archdiocese of New York, and Father Roland Pereira, M.Id., who was ordained for the Idente Missionaries. The Mass of Ordination was delayed for more than a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Actress and playwright Angela Polite will discuss her play, “Mary Speaks” and what it means to be an artist of faith and an artist of color at such a pivotal moment in history in the United States, in a livestream conversation with David Di Certo, interim executive director of the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan Wednesday, June 10, at 3 p.m. more
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