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The Vatican press office said Pope Francis, who had colon surgery July 4, would not preside over a liturgy July 25 marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. more
Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. more
Four Cuban American bishops called on the international community to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Cuba and expressed solidarity with them following protests that erupted on the island nation starting July 11. more
The House Committee on Appropriations is poised to mark up “the most extreme pro-abortion appropriations bill we have seen” because it excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other long-standing bipartisan provisions that prevent tax money from being spent on abortion, two U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen said July 13. more
Braving extreme heat and crushing humidity, over 900 people crowded into St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington, Del. July 13 to witness the ordination and installation of the new shepherd of the Diocese of Wilmington, Bishop William E. Koenig. more
Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according to the Roman Missal in use before the Second Vatican Council, overturning or severely restricting permissions St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had given to celebrate the so-called Tridentine-rite Mass. more
Although still hospitalized, Pope Francis has resumed working and celebrated Mass for his caregivers in the small chapel that is part of the suite of rooms reserved for the popes at Rome’s Gemelli hospital, the Vatican press office said July 9. more
Proposing a budget without the Hyde Amendment “is an affront to the majority of Americans who do not want their tax dollars funding abortion on demand resulting in the death of children in the womb,” 172 members of the U.S. House said in a July 1 letter to President Joe Biden. more
Recovering from colon surgery, Pope Francis briefly ran a fever late July 7, leading his doctors to perform a CT scan of his abdomen and chest the next morning to check for signs of infection. more
The day after issuing its final opinions for the current term, the Supreme Court announced it was taking up one religious rights case and rejecting another for its next term. more
Condemning the “heinous assassination” of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Pope Francis urged the people of Haiti to shun violence and make a commitment to dialogue and solidarity as the path to a better future. more
It is an understatement to say the people and staff of St. Joseph parish will be living the crisis of the Surfside condominium collapse in a most intimate way for some time to come. more
Staff members with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami were on location and developing a response strategy June 24 near the stunning wreckage of a partially collapsed beachfront high-rise apartment building. more
Love & Responsibility in NYC returns on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. this summer with a slate of renowned speakers and musicians. more
Carla Harris, a longtime parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem, was awarded the University of Notre Dame’s 2021 Laetare Medal, a renowned honor given to American Catholics. She received the medal during the university’s commencement ceremony May 23. more
“As a pastor I can testify first-hand about the difficulties of our people this past year caused by this terrible pandemic, as they struggle to pay their rent, to buy groceries, to keep the lights and the heat going, purchase medicine, pay even the modest tuition to attend one of our excellent Catholic schools. I am grateful to our priests, parishes, Catholic Charities, ArchCare, and schools for rising to the occasion to provide assistance. more
The archdiocesan Catechetical Office’s Family Catechesis Advisory Committee and William H. Sadlier Publishing are sponsoring a virtual Lenten retreat Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.
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The 2021 New York Encounter, an annual three-day public cultural event featuring panel discussions, artistic performances and special exhibits, will be held virtually Friday to Sunday, Feb. 12-14. The conference will be broadcast live online in collaboration with the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in lower Manhattan and made available on the New York Encounter website, www.newyorkencounter.org more
The following statement was released Friday, Jan. 29, by the Archdiocese of New York: more
After 17 seasons in the NFL, quarterback Philip Rivers will begin his next career as head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Ala., in the Mobile Archdiocese. more
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