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 In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.” more
President Donald Trump said Jan. 16 his administration is issuing nine proposed rules to ensure the nation’s faith-based service providers and organizations are not discriminated against by federal agencies’ regulations or in their grant-making processes because of religion. more
Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the 9 Days for Life novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. more
Works of young Bolivian artists-in-training are on display in the Gallery at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan through Friday, Jan. 31, in an exhibit titled “Arte Fogata: Art Workshop Bolivia—Children Empowered In Creativity.” more
The March for Life, the annual march in Washington, D.C. to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women’s suffrage movement for the 100th anniversary … more
President Donald Trump announced his administration’s new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day. more
A culture of religious freedom “consists of respect for the dignity of others as they seek to live in accordance with the truth about God,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty. more
Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal who was laicized by the Vatican in 2019 after numerous claims of abuse by him were substantiated, moved Jan. 3 from the Capuchin Franciscan friary in Kansas … more
The natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico in recent years keep piling on, traumatizing the island’s already poor and vulnerable population and leaving massive devastation in their … more
Auxiliary Bishop Gerardo J. Colacicco celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving Jan. 5 at St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction where he also consecrated the new altar and blessed the ambo and baptismal … more
Maltese Cardinal Prosper Grech, an Augustinian priest and expert on the fathers of the early Church, died Dec. 30 at the Santo Spirito Hospital near the Vatican. He was 94. In a message of … more
Brother Timothy Murphy, F.S.C., who served at Lincoln Hall in Lincolndale for 17 years, died Dec. 5 at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. He was 78. Brother Murphy was at Lincoln Hall, 1964-1981. … more
Sister Katherine Bernard Gaffney, O.P., who served as co-administrator/director of the Corazon Community in Glasco for 30 years, died Jan. 1 in Siena Hall in Sparkill. She was 91. Sister Katherine … more
Deacon Alejandro Rosado, who served for 30 years at St. Athanasius parish in the Bronx, died Dec. 31. He was 82.Deacon Rosado was assigned to St. Athanasius, 1983-2013. He was engaged in the … more
Sister Helen Marie Kenny, M.M. who served as a nurse for many years in Hong Kong, died Jan. 4 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 88. Sister Helen Marie served in Hong Kong … more
El cardenal Álvaro Ramazzini de Huehuetenango, Guatemala, celebró la misa anual del Cristo de Esquípulas en la Catedral de San Patricio el 5 de enero. more
Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia es un símbolo de unidad y un ejemplo de fe inquebrantable para la República Dominicana y su gente, dijo el obispo auxiliar Carlos Tomás Morel Diplán de la … more
Last issue, this space featured a report about a Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Manhattan marking the bicentennial of the birth of Father Isaac Hecker, C.S.P., the founder of the Paulist … more
During and after the grim martial law period in the early 1980s, many freedom-minded Poles would greet each other on Jan. 1 with a sardonic wish: “May the new year be better than you know … more
Leading up to the passage of New York’s 2019 abortion expansion legislation, lawmakers and advocates dismissed Catholic concerns as hysterical fear-mongering, devoid of facts. The new law … more
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