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The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ committee dealing with international affairs has called on the United States to move toward preventing a modern-day nuclear arms race. more
World leaders must rely on hope rather than isolation and withdrawal to confront current and future challenges, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. more
The national 40 Days for Life organization launched its fall campaign Sept. 22, with volunteers in over 1,000 cities across the country planning to pray, fast and hold 24-hour vigils outside abortion clinics. more
The world needs Christians who are “signs of contradiction,” who demonstrate the beauty of the Gospel rather than hostility toward others, Pope Francis said. Celebrating Mass on the … more
Cardinal Dolan said he couldn’t think of “a better place to be” than St. Patrick’s Cathedral “on this somber anniversary” of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He … more
Cardinal Dolan offered Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to raise awareness for persecuted Christians in Africa Sept. 9. “While we gather in the cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York, … more
Visitors, tourists and employees who want to enter Vatican territory will be required beginning Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination, recovery from the coronavirus or a negative Covid-19 test. more
Immigration advocates were dealt a blow at the beginning of a week that many believed would bring about history. more
In God’s view, human greatness is measured by how one serves or helps someone who cannot offer anything in exchange, Pope Francis said. more
Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language that funds abortions being added to wording they support to improve access to affordable health care for all. more
The U.S. bishops’ migration committee chairman Sept. 15 welcomed a move by House members to include language in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill to provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other immigrants. more
Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago, on Sept. 14, 1321, just one year after completing the Divine Comedy. The years leading up to his death were tumultuous, marked by a long exile from his home city … more
An American flag and white roses align engraved names of those who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The photo, from the perimeter of a reflecting pool at … more
“Here, grief is palpable,” said Pope Francis when he visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum six years ago. “A Witness to Peace: A Multi-Religious Gathering With … more
Msgr. Marc J. Filacchione, a longtime FDNY chaplain who was at the scene at the World Trade Center and other venues on 9/11, shared reflections last week on the tragic day.   “It … more
Old school hockey guys call them “sweaters.” That’s because back in the day, hockey jerseys were made of wool. Often sporting knightly lace-up necks, they were iconic symbols of … more
The St. Clare World Trade Center Outreach Program on Staten Island guided grieving survivors of those who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. They needed to know “where to … more
A 9/11 Catholic Memorial is in front of St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street in Manhattan, just a short walk from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum located at the site of the World Trade … more
Moments of reflection are shown on anniversaries of 9/11 and other special occasions.  more
Cardinal Dolan will offer Mass to raise awareness for the persecuted Christians in Africa at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Thursday, Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. The Mass is being celebrated on the Feast of … more
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