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I remember the popular Bishop Fulton Sheen show, which was loved by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It was truly a shining light for Catholicism. With church attendance declining in many … more
Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela. more
The Smithsonian Museum of American History is looking at the possibility of acquiring for its collection drawings made by children ages 10 and 11 at a Catholic Charities center in Texas, which may depict their stay at federal detention centers for immigrants near the border. more
The Trump administration named a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican to chair a new commission that will review the role of human rights in foreign policy. more
Astor Services for Children & Families has appointed James McGuirk as president of The Children’s Foundation of Astor; the appointment became effective July 1. McGuirk had served as CEO of … more
Pope Francis named six superiors of women’s religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agreed in a July 1 court filing to postpone implementation of a new conscience protection rule “because it is the most efficient way to adjudicate the final rule on the merits.” more
The nation’s Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, Cardinal Dolan told a crowd of more than 3,000 gathered in Orem, Utah, for a patriotic event held each year around the Fourth of July. more
As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing breath, she asked for help from the person whose prayerful support she had sought throughout her pregnancy: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. more
Catholic and Greek Orthodox clergy hope to continue on a path of collaboration between their two churches with the momentum from the June 22 enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. more
Cuando el 7 de mayo a la parroquia de San Marcos llegó la noticia de un tiroteo en la Escuela STEM Highlands Ranch, que está solo a dos millas de distancia, el personal de la parroquia empezó … more
Although the Justice Department announced July 2 it would no longer argue to have the citizenship question added to the 2020 census, the Trump administration continues to look at all possible options … more
Retired Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton died June 18 after a prolonged illness at his retirement residence at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Modesto, Calif. He was 77. The beloved bishop was … more
Sister Rita Farrell, O.P., who served as principal and assistant principal at St. Brendan School in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s, died June 13 in Siena Hall at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She … more
Sister Alice Mary Goldsmith, R.C.D., who served in pastoral and youth ministry and religious education in Manhattan, died June 10 at Nyack Hospital. She was 93. Sister Alice Mary also served in … more
Sister Maria Pozzobon, F.M.S.C., who served in the infirmary of Mount St. Francis in Peekskill and at Ladycliff College, Highland Falls, died June 14. She was 96. She was a nurses’s aide in the … more
Sister Gladys Murphy, S.S.N.D., who taught for 12 years at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Manhattan, died May 13 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn. She was 87. Sister Gladys was … more
Sister Elaine Owens, S.C., a teacher and administrator at schools in the archdiocese for 17 years, died June 18 at home in Yonkers. She was 78. Sister Elaine was a teacher and administrator at St. … more
Father Paul Chin-Yong Kang, a former parochial vicar of three parishes in the archdiocese, died June 22. He was 56. He was parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, Poughkeepsie, … more
Margaret Barrett, mother of Father Michael Barrett and the late Father Brian Barrett, died June 24. She was 94. Father Michael Barrett, a priest of Opus Dei, is the pastor of St. Agnes parish, … more
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