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After a night of protests and vandalism April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minn., following the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis urged prayers for justice and peace. more
Increasing vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together and ensuring that service, not power, motivates the request for ordination are all possible outcomes of a major symposium being planned by the Vatican in February 2022. more
President Joe Biden signed an executive order April 9 announcing the formation of a commission to look into possible reforms to the Supreme Court, including the idea of expanding the court or instituting term limits for justices. more
The number of Catholics and permanent deacons in the world has shown steady growth, while the number of religious men and women continued to decrease, according to Vatican statistics. more
Members of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People have agreed with the National Review Board’s call that the Catholic Church must continue to build a culture of accountability and transparency regarding clergy sexual abuse. more
After what feels like “a truly trying Lent of 400-plus days” because of the coronavirus pandemic, Christians need to “envisage and embrace” a season of Easter faith and hope that goes beyond the traditional 50 days, said Cardinal Michael Czerny. more
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster led Catholics of England and Wales in mourning the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. more
Catholic bishops who head the U.S. and Mexico dioceses along the border that separates them, along with the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee, issued a joint statement April 1 urging governments, political leaders and civil society to “work together to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants.” more
Like the disciples, who experienced Jesus’ divine mercy after the resurrection, all Christians are called to become missionaries, sharing the Gospel of God’s love and mercy with others, Pope Francis said. more
find solace in the article “Adoration Chapel Brings Spiritual Graces to Iona Prep Community” (Editor’s Report, March 25). Father Justin Cinnante, O. Carm., school chaplain, has found that … more
Mother Gloria Castro, O.B.T., who served 15 years as the founding principal of St. Clare of Assisi School in the Bronx, died March 21 at St. Aloysius Novitiate in Hopewell Junction, where she … more
Sister M. Priscilla Koblarchik, I.H.M., who taught for 17 years at Holy Trinity School in Poughkeepsie, died March 23 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 98. Sister Priscilla … more
Father Gerald E. Kelly, M.M., a Maryknoll priest who received the 2017 Pope Francis Mission Award for “embodying mission” in all he did, died March 7 in Houston. He was 85. Father Kelly, who … more
Brother Richard James, O.F.M., who taught at St. Anthony of Padua School in Manhattan for three years, died March 17 at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon. He was 86. Brother James was at St. Anthony, … more
Brother John Patrick Calvey, T.O.R., died March 24 at St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi in Loretto, Pa. He was 76. Born in Scranton, Pa., Brother Calvey was a teacher at Valley Central High … more
Even in his old age, Cardinal Christian Tumi, the retired archbishop of Douala, Cameroon, was a force for peace and reconciliation in his country, Pope Francis said after the 90-year-old cardinal … more
En una misa en español en honor a San Oscar Romero, el mártir fue elogiado por su dedicado liderazgo y tremenda valentía, su habilidad natural para empatizar con otros y ser la voz de los más pobres y marginados, y la gran fe y convicción que guió dichas virtudes. La primera misa anual de San Romero en la Catedral de San Patricio se celebró el Domingo … more
En una misa en español en honor a San Oscar Romero, el mártir fue elogiado por su dedicado liderazgo y tremenda valentía, su habilidad natural para empatizar con otros y ser la … more
God must have had, and always will have, a special and tender love for St. Joseph because God chose St. Joseph to be the protector of Jesus and Mary. Although there are no known spoken or written … more
We mourn with many others the sad passing of our dear Msgr. Francis V. Boyle (CNY, March 25). We are proud graduates of St. Gabriel’s School in Riverdale, the Bronx, and one of us is a former … more
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