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New York state's yearlong “window” in the statute of limitations opened Aug. 14, allowing suits to be filed by victims alleging abuse by priests, church workers and employees of public schools, hospitals and other institutions no matter how long ago the alleged abuse occurred. more
A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the Body and Blood of Christ. more
Three U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen have called on the nation’s elected officials “to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds” of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass shootings and urged an end to hateful rhetoric many see as a factor in the violence, particularly in Texas. more
The Trump administration announced Aug. 12 a plan to deny permanent legal immigration status for those who use public funds such as food stamps or public housing. more
Mississippi’s Catholic bishops joined with the state’s Episcopal, Methodist and Lutheran bishops in condemning the Trump administration’s Aug. 7 raid on seven food processing plants in the state to round up workers in the country illegally. more
As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school. more
August 6, 2019 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Dear friends in the Lord, The last thing we need right now is yet another “know-it-all” commenting upon the tragedies in El Paso … more
The faithful took part in the convention of the Ghanaian Catholic Apostolates Laity Council of New York, New Jersey and New England Aug. 10 at Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx. More than 700 … more
Acknowledging the uncertainty of the current polarized times, the upcoming season at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan spotlights stories in film, theater, talks and … more
Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds of the suffering and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said. more
The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart “was breaking,” after seeing up-close the human aftermath of the crime. more
In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims while also expressing outrage that these tragedies continue to occur. more
Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. more
Pope Francis has asked families to set aside time to pray both individually and together as a family. more
A worldwide network of 2,000 Catholic religious sisters marked the 10th anniversary of its efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery July 29. more
On the flight back to New York from Mexico, Fatima Arcadio, 27, felt very grateful for the spiritual uplift she and others experienced during prayer and reflection at the Basilica of Our Lady of … more
With a message of cultural and racial harmony, Cardinal Pedro Barreto, S.J., archbishop of Huancayo, Peru, spoke about the prayerful example of St. Martin de Porres, the Peruvian lay brother who is … more
New York City first responders celebrate as President Donald Trump displays the “Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act” during a signing ceremony in the White … more
Petits Cantors del Principat D’Andorra pose in the sanctuary of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan July 21. The choristers performed a pre-Mass recital and sang during … more
The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment. more
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