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Pope Francis has named two Brooklyn priests as auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn. more
U.S. House passage May 13 of a measure that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks is “long overdue and one of the most common sense laws under consideration,” said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life. more
David and Heather Stanghellini adopted Anna Bai Yun when she was 12 years old, and from their first moments together they knew their daughter was something exceptional. After seeing her new parents … more
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput May 13 urged prayers for all affected by the Amtrak train derailment in the city’s Port Richmond neighborhood that left at least six people dead and injured more than 200 others. more
Pope Francis was scheduled to meet Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican May 10, less than five months ahead of the pontiff’s visit to the island nation. more
The Catholic Church has been a consistent voice prodding nations toward the distant dream of disarmament for more than 50 years, according to speakers at a United Nations conference April 9. more
Saying that nuclear weapons increase instability and reduce security, the Holy See’s permanent representative to the United Nations reiterated to a congressional committee the Vatican’s call for the abolition of such weapons. more
By all counts, Michael Rosson is an active parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel on Staten Island. He is a member of the pastoral council and the family liturgy committee. more
An old Persian story tells of a man at the door of his beloved. She heard the knock and inquired, “Who is there?” He replied, “It is I.” She retorted, “Go … more
“Jesus was not cool. Christianity is not about cool… And it doesn’t really matter.” Those are not the words you’d think would come out of the mouth of someone who makes his living … more

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