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As always, the United Nations has a full agenda as it begins its 71st session of the General Assembly this week. And, as always, the Vatican’s mission to the world body—officially the … more
Mother Teresa’s long and holy life, a life spent caring for those she called “the poorest of the poor,” brought her an unlikely measure of fame and, yes, celebrity. Not often in this world do … more
They will not bring home the gold medals of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, nor will they inspire the roar of the crowd at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same way as legendary Jamaican … more
In a summer filled with violence and terrorism, the story of the more than a million people who traveled to Krakow, Poland, for the World Youth Day celebration with Pope Francis is a heartwarming … more
The dreadful cycle of violence that has stained the Summer of 2016 has to stop. We know that’s easy to say; we know, as well, that it’s hard to do. But we have to keep saying it, praying for … more
With the death of Holocaust survivor and Noble laureate Elie Wiesel, the world lost a powerful moral voice who, more than anyone else, gave witness to the slaughter of six million Jews during World … more
A broad and diverse coalition of Christian organizations—including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—is calling for an end to predatory payday lending. The coalition, calling itself … more
We can’t say this enough. When speaking, writing, texting, tweeting or engaging in any other forms of communication, it’s best to take the high road. Shouts, insults, vulgar gestures or words, … more
When Cardinal John O’Connor wrote “Help Wanted: Sisters of Life” as the headline for his regular Catholic New York column on Nov. 2, 1989, the responses came in by the hundreds. Enough, in … more
Puerto Rico’s simmering debt crisis reached a dangerous turning point with the island’s default last week on most of a $422 million payment toward the $72 billion it owes to bondholders. The … more
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