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The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts. more
The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new resources to combat what the bill’s bipartisan supporters say is “a worldwide escalation” of Christian persecution and anti-Semitism. more
A relic of St. Anthony of Padua will tour five churches in the archdiocese to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua in June. more
True happiness exists in the love of faith, family and fresh guacamole, comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, told more than 1,700 graduates of the Class of 2016 during The Catholic University of America’s 127th annual commencement on May 14. more
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin confirmed that Pope Francis, or his successor, will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families. more
Father Damian Ekete, a parochial vicar at Holy Spirit parish in the Bronx, is recuperating at the rectory after being struck in the arm by a stray bullet in Queens this past weekend. The … more
Msgr. Desmond J. Vella, J.C.D., touched thousands of lives in his 53 years of service to the archdiocese’s Metropolitan Tribunal, but this day was his to be embraced. The Metropolitan Tribunal … more
Mary Buckley Teatum is ready to take the Ladies of Charity into a new era. She was appointed director of the Ladies of Charity in March. “I’m learning a lot and hoping we can increase our … more
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the congregation founded by St. Katharine Drexel, announced that it will sell its historic motherhouse in Bensalem, Pa. The 44-acre property also contains the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel and her tomb. more
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