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The scenic grounds of the Marian Shrine in Stony Point offered a picture-perfect setting for the latest Saturday of Mercy marking the Jubilee Year of Mercy April 16. Many priests heard confessions … more
For decades, Congress and U.S. presidents—both Republican and Democrat—have approved federal laws “protecting conscientious objection to abortion,” but it is increasingly clear current laws “offer far less protection in practice than in theory,” said a group of faith-based, health care and pro-life organizations. more
On a crisp April evening, hundreds of young adults prayed the words of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. As their voices echoed through the cathedral, their eyes remained … more
Human trafficking is a $150 billion annual business that affects every country on earth and its eradication requires both traditional and atypical partnerships, speakers at an April 7 United Nations conference said. more
The Archdiocese of New York continues its 2016 “Touring Tuesday” open house events at 140 elementary schools on April 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. Parents may also schedule an appointment at their convenience. more
The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up, Pope Francis said in his highly anticipated postsynodal apostolic exhortation. more
The Hispanic Ministry of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in the Bronx re-enacted the "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) through the streets of the neighborhood on Good Friday, March 25. more
A famed Fiat that transported Pope Francis around New York last September sold for $300K in an online auction six months later. more
Pope Francis asked Catholic dioceses around the world to set up a permanent memorial of the Year of Mercy by establishing a hospital, home for the aged or school in an under-served area. more
Nearly seven years in the making, the federal government has issued rules intended to allow faith-based organizations as well as neighborhood groups to apply for federal grants and awards on an equal footing with other nonprofits. more
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