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After members of the U.S. House scuttled plans Jan. 22 to vote on a measure to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks, they passed a bill to restrict taxpayer funding of abortion. more
On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., crowds gathered Jan. 22 for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand. more
“Today is a historic day for education policy in New York State with the inclusion of the Education Tax Credit in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget, as well as the state Senate’s passage of Senator Martin Golden’s tax credit bill earlier in the day. more
The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Jan. 22 exhorted the thousands of Catholics at the closing Mass for the National Prayer Vigil for Life to be “ambassadors for life.” more
Paper-wrapped boxes, tied up with ribbon and sealed with red wax stamped with an imprint that said “Curia of the Archdiocese of New York,” were stacked inside the office of Cardinal Dolan on the … more
As temperatures dipped outdoors, the fourth annual Catholic Charities’ “Feeding Our Neighbors” campaign kicked off Jan. 11 aiming to bring 1 million meals to hungry New Yorkers. … more
Mirrors were definitely not a necessity at New York Encounter 2015, as participants had only to look at their brothers and sisters in Christ to realize the theme “In Search of the Human Face.” … more
Former U.S. ambassador Robert E. White, who put his diplomatic career on the line to get answers to the 1980 murders of four U.S. churchwomen in El Salvador, died of cancer at a hospice in Arlington, Va. Jan. 13. He was 88 years old. more
Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., where he intends to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra—but probably no other stops. more
Commenting on recent killings by Islamist terrorists at a Paris newspaper, Pope Francis condemned killing in the name of God, but said freedom of expression should be limited by respect for religion and that mockery of faith can be expected to provoke violence. more
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