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Seventy years after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was lauded Dec. 4 as a seminal, yet imperfect achievement of the nascent United Nations. Speakers at a panel honored the foresight of the declaration’s fram more
Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year with the feast of the Immaculate Conception falling on a Saturday—Dec. 8. more
Parishioners in the Archdiocese of New York are invited to join in praying for the sanctity of all human life on the National Night of Prayer for Life, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Parishes in New … more
Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”), Pope St. Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical on married life and procreation, is winning a new audience among young people who strive to live the Catholic vision of … more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated a vigil Mass in English and Spanish Dec. 1 during his visit to Our Lady of Good Counsel parish on Staten Island. more
Dr. Timothy J. McNiff is retiring as superintendent of schools of the archdiocese in April. After serving in that capacity for the past decade, Dr. McNiff cited his desire to return to his … more
Father Joseph LaMorte was installed as the archdiocese’s vicar general and chancellor by Cardinal Dolan Dec. 4 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Manhattan. Employees of the archdiocese, who … more
At St. Joseph’s parish in Bronxville, members of the archdiocesan Ladies of Charity gathered in the rectory basement to prepare 20 gift packages, each including a handmade lap robe, a box of … more
St. Joseph’s parish is a slice of Kingston’s rich history. The church building dates back to 1832, and the parish just completed its 150-year celebration with a Mass offered by Cardinal Dolan … more
Veronica Keene is ready to make 2019 the best year ever for the Pallottine Teenage Federation after an inspiring weekend closed out 2018. The president of the Pallottine Teenage Federation was … more
When President George H.W. Bush was running for re-election in 1992, he told Catholic News Service that he believed that a strong religious faith could provide “an extra shot of strength when you need it.” more
Pope Francis expressed his condolences for the death of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush. more
The heir to the British throne spoke of how he was deeply moved by the testimony of an Iraqi sister who fled Islamic State militants but has returned to the Ninevah Plain to help re-establish the Christian presence. more
Leading thousands of pilgrims in prayer, Pope Francis lit a candle in remembrance of the people of Syria, especially innocent children tormented by the country’s eight-year conflict. more
Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and His promise to come again, Pope Francis said. more
It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland. more
To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Michigan in Washington, D.C., the best bet was to listen to them sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House late Nov. 28. more
As the Christmas season draws near, the Vatican postal service prepared a unique set of commemorative stamps designed by a talented, yet unlikely, artist: a prisoner serving a life sentence. more
People would be wise to think about Judgment Day and wonder what God will see when he examines their lives, Pope Francis said. more
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