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The lives of the saints prove that holiness is not an unreachable goal accomplished by a select few but comes from acknowledging and sharing God’s love, Pope Francis said. more
After the U.S. Senate failed May 11 to advance a “radical” abortion bill, the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees urged Congress “to stop pushing abortion as the solution to needs of women and young girls” and “embrace” public policy initiatives that protect “both mother and child.” more
Pope Francis told older people to use retirement as a time to serve others and to sow the seeds of their wisdom. more
Looking back with pride and ahead to continued growth in her faith, Ascension School student Mariana Turpin joined classmates May 6 at the Eighth-Grade Graduation Mass for Manhattan Region Catholic Schools at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. more
Biden administration officials issued a statement against violence May 9 following protests outside the homes of two Supreme Court justices in the Washington, D.C. area as well as a spate of vandalism and disruptions targeting locales of groups that oppose abortion. Some of them include Catholic churches. more
After a long pandemic pause, Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a Mass May 15 for the canonization of 10 men and women: five from Italy, three from France, one from India and one from the Netherlands. more
Christians must listen to God’s word, go where Christ goes, seek those who are lost and reach out to their neighbors, Pope Francis said. more
The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said Russia’s reasons for attacking Ukraine are nothing more than an excuse to justify its ultimate goal of wiping out the country and its people. more
Pope Francis will have therapeutic injections to try to alleviate the pain in his right knee, he told an Italian newspaper. more
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced to staff May 4 a dramatic reorganization of its communications department, including the closure of the Washington, D.C. and New York offices of Catholic News Service. more
Parishes across the archdiocese are planning Corpus Christi processions for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 19 that, in conjunction with similar celebrations around the … more
Brian Caulfield, vice postulator for the canonization cause of Blessed Michael McGivney, the Connecticut priest who founded the Knights of Columbus, delivered an April 28 address about Blessed … more
Father Roger Kwan has been appointed administrator of Transfiguration parish in Manhattan, the Cardinal’s Office announced. Father Kwan assumed his new role April 25 after serving since 2019 … more
The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers received Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities 2022 Eco Award in recognition for “outstanding contributions to the environment and … more
The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, at their General Chapter April 19-21, elected their next leadership team: Sister Irene Ellis, O.P., prioress; Sister Marie Peter Buckley, O.P., councilor; Sister … more
Father Joseph P. McAndrew, who served as a chaplain at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital in Warwick and New York University Medical Center in Manhattan, died April 23. He was 90. He was chaplain … more
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki said the life and work of Project Rachel founder Vicki Thorn, who died unexpectedly April 20, stand “as a living testimony to an unwavering and unconditional … more
Father Thomas A. Lynch, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus-St. Gregory the Great parish in Manhattan, died April 28 after a long illness. He was 55. Father Lynch had served at Holy Name of Jesus-St. … more
Timothy P. Klein, an FDNY firefighter since 2015, died while battling a fire in Canarsie, Brooklyn, April 24. He was 31. Klein, who followed in the footsteps of his father, Patrick, in becoming a … more
Father George Sears, the director of vocations for the archdiocese, said the new regional approach to priestly vocations … more
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