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Cardinal Dolan was among New York’s religious leaders speaking to support the closing of the jails on Rikers Island at a morning press conference in front of the New York County Courthouse in Lower Manhattan Sept. 19. more
Bishop Paul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap., apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, recalled as “extraordinary” the history made in February in Abu Dhabi when Pope Francis and Egyptian Sheikh Ahmad el-Tayeb, … more
The Sept. 13 disclosure that the preserved remains of over 2,200 aborted babies had been found at the rural Illinois home of the recently deceased Indiana abortionist Ulrich “George” Klopfer has sparked outrage and demands for immediate investigations by authorities. more
The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said. more
Cardinal Dolan has appointed Michael J. Deegan as superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York Sept. 17. Deegan, who had served as interim superintendent since April, became superintendent immediately. more
At a Sept. 10 hearing on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, said the U.S. House “needs to vote now and approve this humane, pro-child, human rights legislation.” more
Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland (CCCSR) will hold its 11th annual Hearts of Gold Gala at Town and Country in Congers Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. more
A proposal to reduce the number of refugee admissions to the United States to fewer than 30,000 “would be wholly counter to our values as a nation of immigrants,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chair of the bishops’ Committee on Migration. more
Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation. more
Father Roger Kwan, who was ordained by Cardinal Dolan in May, will be the guest speaker at the next monthly luncheon of the Serra Club of the Bronx and Westchester at Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester … more
On a day remembered for the terrorist attacks against the United States, Pope Francis met with members of a committee of Muslim leaders and Vatican officials promoting a new era of dialogue and world peace. more
Pope Francis said the challenges facing humanity and the Earth are so urgent and important that he has invited world leaders, educators and young people to come to the Vatican next spring to launch a … more
“The cycle of violence” that surrounded the 9/11 terror attacks shows how destructive violence can be, said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the U.N. more
Pope Francis appointed three delegate presidents for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. more
40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout the archdiocese starting Sept. 25 and concluding Nov. 3. It consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil … more
Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, a longtime Vatican official and papal envoy who was sent to some of the world’s most wounded and challenging places, died Sept. 4 in France. He was 96. The French … more
Cardinal Achille Silvestrini, former prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches and a longtime Vatican diplomat, died Aug. 29 in Rome. He was 95. In a message of condolence to the family of … more
Colombian Cardinal José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez, who participated in the Second Vatican Council, died Sept. 3. He was 100. At the time of his death, Cardinal Pimiento, the retired archbishop … more
Paulist Father Thomas Stransky, credited internationally as a pioneer in the Catholic Church’s ecumenical and interfaith relations stemming from the Second Vatican Council, died Sept. 3, his 89th … more
Deacon John (Jack) Seymour, who served for more than three decades at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Newburgh, died Aug. 14 at his home in New Windsor. He was 94. He founded the food pantry at … more
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