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A prominent associate professor of theological and social ethics at Jesuit-run Fordham University and, until recently, a longtime board member of Democrats For Life said Feb. 6 the Democratic Party’s support for abortion at any stage has driven him away from the party. more
The threat of spreading the coronavirus has forced Catholic officials in Hong Kong to suspend all church programs Feb. 15-28, including Sunday Masses and the Ash Wednesday liturgy that marks the beginning of Lent. more
Cardinal Dolan met privately with the president of the Republic of Cuba Feb. 11, the last full day of a six-day visit to the island nation mostly filled with visits to Cuban prelates and humanitarian organizations and facilities where the island’s Catholics operate services for the poor and elderly. more
Pope Francis acknowledged the serious shortage of priests in remote areas of the Amazon, but he insisted not all avenues have been exhausted to address the issue. more
During a visit to Puerto Rico, administrators from archdiocesan Catholic Charities witnessed sorrow stemming from the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes in communities still recovering from … more
Gospel music resounded throughout St. Patrick’s Cathedral Feb. 2 as an estimated 1,500 black Catholics gathered for the annual Black History Month Mass and the Observance of the National Day of … more
In his first stop of a six-day visit to Cuba, Cardinal Dolan walked into the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in the town of El Cobre, likely the most popular sacred space in Cuba, joining hundreds of citizens and tourists of this island nation who crowd in to visit a statue of the Madonna. more
Though there’s a great distance from New York to Cuba, sharing the Eucharist with other Catholics on the island is a great reminder of the bonds of faith and love and what the church can build even among people who are different, Cardinal Dolan said Feb. 10. more
Cuban Archbishop Wilfredo Pino Estevez gently motioned Cardinal Dolan toward the man quietly sitting in the chair who had recently lost part of his leg due to complications from diabetes. more
Cardinal Dolan is set to meet with the president of the Republic of Cuba during a Feb. 7-12 trip to the island nation, which includes a visit with the cardinal of Havana and other Cuban prelates. more
A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing. more
Jessica Fernandez, a parishioner of Holy Cross in the Bronx, was among March for Life 2020 participants from the Archdiocese of New York who ventured to the nation’s capital to march for life … more
Catholic leaders said a Trump administration plan to limit the issuance of immigrant visas for people from six African and Asian nations “undermines family reunification” and will make it more difficult to support migrants forced from their homeland. more
The Vatican donated thousands of protective masks to several Chinese provinces affected by the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. more
Christian funerals outside of churches have been banned in some areas of China as the communist government begins to enforce new regulations on religious practices. more
After 142 years, the Knights of Columbus is pulling down a veil of secrecy that has surrounded its initiation ceremonies in an effort to better showcase the order’s core principles and its drive to help Catholic men become disciples. more
The Chinese respiratory coronavirus has spread to almost every province in mainland China, which extended its Spring Festival holiday by three days to delay travel by up to 500 million people. more
Pope Francis said remembering the millions of men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust is a call for the world today to reflect and commit to not repeating the atrocities of the past. more
Proclaiming his successor as “exactly the man our Church needs,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput introduced Bishop Nelson J. Perez, whom Pope Francis named as the next archbishop of Philadelphia, at a Jan. 23 news conference in Philadelphia. more
As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family. more
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