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Pro-life advocates are praising a unanimous New York State Court ruling that the state’s law prohibiting assisted suicide applies to all and, as such, the procedure is not a constitutional … more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, who reached the normal retirement age of 75 in April. The retirement of Bishop Walsh, who serves as vicar for clergy … more
Laura Garcia is dealing with mixed emotions. The parishioner of St. Patrick’s in Newburgh was “devastated’’ President Donald Trump rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) … more
Bishop John Barres of Rockville Centre fittingly used heroic stories of 9/11 victims and Archbishop Oscar Romero to lead into prayer before the start of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General … more
Recently, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made public remarks likening school choice to, among other things, “the polite cousin of segregation.” Unfortunately, Ms. … more
In an interview set to air Sept. 10 on the CBS TV program “60 Minutes,” former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, saying “they need illegal aliens to fill the pews.” more
Church leaders prayed for Mexicans and Guatemalans affected by the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck the Pacific Coast. more
As Hurricane Irma was bearing down closer to Florida, residents who had not evacuated from Key West did what many of them have done before with predicted hurricanes. They gathered to pray at the grotto dedicated to hurricane protection. more
In a raw, honest prayer service where victims and perpetrators of violence stood under the gaze of a bomb-damaged crucifix, Pope Francis urged Colombians to summon the courage to make peace. more
If just one victim of Colombia’s civil war forgives his or her aggressor, it can set off a chain reaction of hope for reconciliation and peace, Pope Francis said. more
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