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Saying he was worried about Ukraine and how a possible Russian-Ukrainian conflict could spread, Pope Francis proclaimed Jan. 26 as a day of prayer for peace in Ukraine. more
Highlighting the importance of the Bible in the life of faith and the role of lay women and men in sharing the Gospel, Pope Francis formally installed eight men and women in the ministry of lector and eight others in the ministry of catechist. more
The Supreme Court Jan. 20 rejected a request from Texas abortion providers to immediately send their challenge of the state’s abortion law to a federal District Court, where a judge had previously blocked the law. more
Speakers at the annual March for Life on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall Jan. 21 spoke of a likely tipping point in the current protest against legalized abortions in the United States, but they also urged the crowd to remain vigilant in their advocacy and support for the pro-life movement. more
Catholic lawyer Joe Donnelly of Indiana is the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. more
Pope Francis has officially declared St. Irenaeus of Lyon a doctor of the Church. more
Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of NYPD Det. Steven McDonald.  “Remembrance is a virtue, extolled in … more
As the tense hours of a Jan. 15 hostage standoff situation unfolded at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, so too did an unbelievable manifestation of faith and community at nearby Good Shepherd Church, according to Franciscan Father Zachary Burns. more
All Christians are invited to pray for unity and continue to journey together, said Cardinals Mario Grech, general secretary of the Synod of the Bishops, and Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. more
God likes to intervene behind the scenes and without fanfare, always ready to help and lift people up, Pope Francis said. more
Msgr. Thomas A. Modugno, who served as pastor of St. Monica’s parish in Manhattan and director of the archdiocesan Society for the Propagation of the Faith, died Jan. 11. He was … more
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged all people of goodwill to commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Jan. 17 holiday named for him by remembering “not only the justice he pursued, but how he pursued it.” more
Cardinal Dolan called on people to promote religious freedom as a treasured right for all Americans as the country commemorates Religious Freedom Day Jan. 16. more
Msgr. Ferdinando D. Berardi, pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish on Staten Island since 2019 and a former director of the archdiocesan Office for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith, died in … more
The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Jan. 13 blocked a rule by the Biden administration that would have required employees at large businesses to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or wear masks and get tested each week for the coronavirus. more
The 10th annual “9 Days for Life” novena, sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, takes place this year from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27. more
With so many problems and challenges in the world, especially worsened by the pandemic, people can find strength and guidance in St. Joseph, Pope Francis said. more
National Catholic Schools Week will be observed Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Schools focus on the value Catholic education … more
ArchCare celebrated Christmas and the holidays throughout their PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elders) centers in the archdiocese. more
Sister Elizabeth Burke, P.B.V.M., who served as a principal and teacher at schools in the archdiocese for 12 years, died Jan. 4 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 91.She was … more
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