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A papal trip to New York had been widely expected for months, especially after the official Vatican announcement that Pope Francis would participate in the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families … more
That’s Pope Francis, for you. Announcing the names of 15 new cardinal electors, who will get their red hats at the Feb. 14 consistory at the Vatican, the pope again expanded representation at … more
The recent decision of a Staten Island grand jury not to indict a police officer in connection with the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, during a struggle to arrest him last July … more
Some Americans think President Barack Obama went too far with his executive order offering some protections to families of immigrants who came here illegally. Others think he did not go far … more
The Church recently lost two innovative, engaging priests with the deaths in the New York Archdiocese of Msgr. William B. O’Brien and Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete. Their ministries—which brought … more
It was a bleak summer for Christians in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and one of the earliest Christian communities in the Middle East. In late June, Mosul was overrun by forces of the … more
We can’t just close our eyes and hope Ebola goes away. While the lethal virus continues its rampage through West Africa, the rest of the world needs to mobilize its resources and attack it for … more
It’s been 13 years since the attacks of Sept. 11 toppled the twin towers and plunged the city into its darkest days, and we’re still saying good-bye to the victims. In a sad occurrence last … more
Participants in next month’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops at the Vatican will have their work cut out for them as they consider a response to the “cultural, social and spiritual crisis” of … more
The world learned of the brutal, merciless assassination of American journalist James Foley as Catholic New York was going to press with our last issue. In the days following the Aug. 19 release of … more
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