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Christians should not only face life’s challenges without fear but also not be overcome by the temptation to remain idle to the Lord’s presence in those moments, Pope Francis said. more
Decrying President Joe Biden’s new executive order on abortion, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said Aug. 5 that “continued promotion of abortion takes lives and irreparably harms vulnerable pregnant mothers, their families and society.” more
When united with Christ, young men and women can live a meaningful life devoid of the egotistical and narcissistic nature of today’s culture, Pope Francis said. more
U.S. members of Congress have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to “work closely with the Mexican government to ensure there is full accountability for the murders” of two Jesuits in their parish and a tour guide they were protecting. more
Chicago-based Catholic Extension launched the first of many initiatives it has planned over the next 18 months to support Uvalde, Texas, following the devastation of the Robb Elementary mass shooting. more
Pope Francis’ September visit to Kazakhstan will mostly focus on a gathering of religious leaders from around the world, but it will also include a Mass and meeting with Catholics in this Muslim-majority nation. more
The remembrance, reconciliation and healing from the Catholic Church’s past sins committed against Indigenous populations is a reminder that Christians can find hope amid their sins and failures, Pope Francis said. more
The preparation took weeks, but finally all the elaborate floral arrangements were in place. more
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Kazakhstan in September and attend an interreligious meeting in the capital city, Nur-Sultan. more
The only reasonable way to address the suffering of Ukrainians is to stop fighting and negotiate, Pope Francis said. more
New York’s Catholic Charities has spoken out against what it called a “chaotic approach” to dealing with asylum-seekers coming into the country who are being sent from Texas officials by bus to cities around the nation. more
Meeting Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada, Pope Francis entrusted them and the journey of truth, healing and reconciliation to three women: St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha. more
The planned destruction of the families, languages, cultures and traditions of the Indigenous communities of Canada through the residential school system was “genocide,” Pope Francis said. more
In the face of sin and failure, the temptation to wallow in despair and do nothing comes from the devil, Pope Francis said. more
Among the many environmental issues Pope Francis is concerned about, the one that “has shocked me the most,” he once said, is the way resources are increasingly being consumed faster than they can be regenerated. more
As the Church prepares to commemorate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees in September, Pope Francis launched a video campaign meant to highlight the spiritual and cultural contributions that migrants bring to people’s lives. more
Father Brian C. Brennan, who served as pastor of Holy Name of Mary in Croton-on-Hudson and St. John the Evangelist in Mahopac, died July 17. He was 73.Father Brennan was at Holy Name of Mary, … more
Father Lawrence W. Flynn, M.M., who served in China for 11 years, died July 9 in the Assisted Living Unit at Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. He was 93. Father Flynn was in China, 1987-1998, … more
Brother John J. Beeching, M.M., a missioner to Thailand for 32 years, died July 8 in the Assisted Living Unit at Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining. He was 82. Brother Beeching served in … more
Sister Mary Dolores Mitch, M.M., who served for many years as a teacher and education administrator in the Philippines, died June 30 in San Diego. She was 85. In the 1970s, Sister Mary Dolores … more
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