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Pope Accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s Resignation as Cardinal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain “a life of prayer and … more

Charitable Giving

Jeff Kantor, Macy’s chief merchandising officer, along with Macy’s colleagues, visited Encore Senior Center at St. Malachy’s parish in Manhattan July 26. There they presented St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters with a $420,000 check from funds raised through Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign. more

Permanent Diaconate Celebrates Five-Decade Milestone

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons … more

USCCB President Says Church Must Address Its Leaders’ ‘Moral Failures of Judgment’

Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick “will rightly face” a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to Church … more

Pope Revises Catechism to Say Death Penalty Is ‘Inadmissible’

Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty is … more

Events of 9/11 Put Successful Broadcast Journalist on Path to Diaconate

Greg Kandra was a good-enough Catholic, observant and Mass-going, although he admits his wife was by comparison the real lion of the faith as they attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish in Forest Hills, Queens. more

Idolatry of Wealth, Beauty Demands a Costly Sacrifice, Pope Says

Idolatry is a human inclination that spares neither believers nor atheists and deprives people of life and love in exchange for slavery to unfulfilled dreams, Pope Francis said. more

Help Those in Need, Never Waste Food, Pope Says

Pope Francis asked people to generously serve those most in need and to never... more

Prayers for Peace Along New York City Streets

Catholic peace activist Al Forte was one of more than 50 people walking to advance the cause in the initial leg of a New York City to Boston Pray-for-Peace Walk, That first leg June 30 went from … more

World Needs Leaders Who Are Just, Compassionate, Merciful, Pope Says

The world needs leaders who can “put into practice a more just way for all of us to live in this world as sharers in a common destiny,” Pope Francis said. more

Cardinal Calls ‘Timeless Truths’ in ‘Humanae Vitae’ a Gift to Church

Fifty years ago in issuing his encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” Blessed Paul VI “reaffirmed the beautiful truth that a husband and wife are called to give themselves completely to each other,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. more

Irish Redemptorist Seminarian Interns With Archdiocese’s Tribunal

Ryan M. Holovlasky speaks four languages and he’s working on a fifth. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and he’s working on a master’s in divinity. Holovlasky, 32, is a Redemptorist … more

Capuchin Parishes to Mark Feast of Blessed Solanus Casey July 29-30

The Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Mary will mark the July 30 feast of Blessed Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Cap., the Capuchin friar who was beatified last November, with Masses and other celebrations … more

Pope Approves USCCB Delegates for October’s Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis has ratified the members elected by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent the United States at the Synod of Bishops Oct. 3-28. more

Catholic New York to Publish Monthly Section in Spanish

Beginning in September, Catholic New York will publish a monthly section of eight to 12 pages in Spanish as part of its regular newspaper edition. The pullout section is planned to run in the … more

Ursuline Students Harvest Bronx Garden To Feed Poor and Sick

Leigh Brown noticed a change in the two months since she helped to plant 4,000 fruit and vegetable plants at the Food for Others Garden in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. “It’s grown a … more

East Harlem Tribute to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The 134th annual Religious Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated with a solemn Mass by Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect emeritus of the Vatican Congregation for the Divine Worship and … more

Catholic Charities Assists in Reuniting Sons With Detained Fathers

Two fathers and two sons from Guatemala and Honduras were able to stay together July 10-12 at a Catholic Charities agency in the Bronx through a family reunification program. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, … more

In the Bronx, Faith in Five Languages for a Multicultural Parish

Second of a series St. Lucy’s parish in the Bronx offers Mass in five languages. That’s correct, five: Albanian, Creole, English, Italian and Spanish. Albanian since 2009, Creole since 2015, … more
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