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Pope Francis asked members of the United Nations how they think they can respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and build a more peaceful, more just world when many of their countries spend billions on military weapons and when their treatment of the unborn, of refugees and of women shows so little respect for human life. more
El padre Orlando Rodríguez Jr., Sch.P., sacerdote de la Orden de las Escuelas Pías (o Padres Escolapios), fue ordenado el 29 de agosto en la Iglesia del Santísimo Salvador en San Juan, Puerto Rico. El nuevo padre llego el 4 de septiembre a la parroquia de la Anunciación en West Harlem para comenzar con su tarea de párroco. El padre Rodríguez ya había servido en la Anunciación por espacio de un año mientras terminaba sus estudios en el Seminario de San José en Dunwoodie, Yonkers. El padre Rodríguez … more
Three U.S. Catholic bishops said that a proposed modification to a 2016 federal rule governing who temporary and emergency shelters must take in “is a step in the right direction” because it allows faith-based facilities more flexibility. more
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, has been described in countless tributes as a cultural icon. more
The Catholic Church and American society should recognize the historic and current contributions of Hispanic and Latino leaders, said a U.S. bishop at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15. more
The National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd said House passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Sept. 17 is a “huge win for women.” more
It is important to have Christian media that provide quality coverage of the life of the Church and that are capable of forming people’s consciences, Pope Francis said. more
In a letter to people participating in a virtual Marian pilgrimage, Pope Francis offered words of encouragement to families struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another. more
The pleasure of seeing other people face to face and not “screen to screen” as Covid-19 restrictions ease clearly demonstrates that people are social beings and need one another, Pope Francis said. more
The exploitation and plundering of the Earth’s resources at the expense of the poor and vulnerable cry out for justice and the forgiveness of debts, Pope Francis said. more
Christ’s cross is a powerful symbol of God’s love for humanity and not just a decoration or trinket, Pope Francis said. more
Two Sisters of Life made final vows on Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass of Perpetual Profession at the Sisters of Life Motherhouse, Annunciation in Suffern. Father Bernardino Maria Soukup, C.F.R., concelebrated. The Mass was private due to coronavirus restrictions. more
When students of St. Joseph School in Bronxville walk through the doors Sept. 9, their principal predicts they will react with resounding cheers. more
The parish community of St. Paul-St. Ann celebrated the reopening of the newly renovated St. Paul’s Church in Congers Aug. 8 with a Mass and blessing offered by Msgr. Joseph LaMorte, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese. more
Cardinal Dolan is encouraging Catholics in the archdiocese to ask their elected representatives in Congress for assistance to Catholic schools before the school year opens. more
Cardinal Dolan ordained two priests at a Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral this morning (June 26). The newly ordained are Father Luis Silva, who was ordained for the Archdiocese of New York, and Father Roland Pereira, M.Id., who was ordained for the Idente Missionaries. The Mass of Ordination was delayed for more than a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Actress and playwright Angela Polite will discuss her play, “Mary Speaks” and what it means to be an artist of faith and an artist of color at such a pivotal moment in history in the United States, in a livestream conversation with David Di Certo, interim executive director of the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan Wednesday, June 10, at 3 p.m. more
The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches us, “There is a time to be silent and a time to speak out.” We of different faiths cannot remain silent after we watched the shattering video of a police officer keeping his knee on the neck of George Floyd who was crying out “I can’t breathe.” Such inhumane treatment of another human being requires a collective response from all people of conscience. The pursuit of justice is a fundamental tenet of our respective religious traditions, and thus we stand together to declare that all life is sacred, and all people are equal before the law in a democratic society. more
“Nuestro Santo Padre, el Papa Francisco, me llamó esta tarde alrededor de las 2:00 p.m. para expresar su amor, preocupación y cercanía a toda la gente de Nueva York, especialmente a aquellos que están enfermos, durante el brote de coronavirus. more
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