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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
Military members seeking healing at Lourdes, the DC comic book hero the Flash, and an Olympic gold-medalist are among the subjects of works to be honored May 13 at the 66th annual Christopher … more
Rabbi Arthur Schneier, senior rabbi of Park East Synagogue in Manhattan and founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, was conferred a Papal Knight of St. Sylvester by Cardinal Dolan this week … more
The parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago, are asking that the death penalty be taken “off the table” for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. more
Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September before his trip to the United States. more
Commemorating the second anniversary of the kidnapping of two Syrian bishops, the Greek Orthodox patriarch lamented the indifference of the international community about their fate. “We hope … more
Oklahoma City and the surrounding community found comfort in God after the 1995 bombing of the Murrah federal building and that inspired a “generous spirit” among “many people who took time to care and to comfort one another,” Archbishop Paul S. Coakley said April 19. more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse. more
What does one say to comfort a family in the face of a devastating tragedy? As a priest Father Lawrence Ford, O.F.M, has officiated at many funerals. But he acknowledged finding the right words … more