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Pope Francis will make his first visit to Mexico later this month, and it’s a trip that promises to resonate across the Rio Grande, the storied U.S.-Mexico border to the north. That will happen … more
It had been a while since I had been to the Archbishop Sheen Center for Thought and Culture on Bleecker Street in Lower Manhattan. Sure enough, I was there when Cardinal Dolan dedicated the center in … more
The final days of each year, and the first days of the next one, are wrapped up in celebrations of life. As pointed out in a statement by Cardinal Dolan, the new chairman of the U.S. Conference of … more
No matter what came before, the arrival of a new year is a clean slate. It’s a time to be hopeful, when we resolve to live better and accomplish more—whether that means losing weight, eating … more
Pope Francis gave the Church a special Christmas gift last week—and a birthday gift to himself—by approving a miracle that clears the way for Mother Teresa to become a saint. We rejoice in the … more
As Americans, Parisians and others around the world find themselves targeted by violent extremists, the promise of Christmas peace may seem a distant dream. That’s why the Jubilee Year of Mercy, … more
We applaud New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan, announced last week, to provide 15,000 units of supportive housing in a $2.6 billion city initiative to help homeless veterans, victims of … more
It’s beyond outrageous that once again the heroes of 9/11 have to beg Congress to renew full funding for the Zadroga Act treatment centers for workers who selflessly risked their lives and health … more
Late Sunday night, the leaders of Greece and other countries along the so-called “migrant trail” into Europe agreed to set up holding camps for up to 100,000 people seeking asylum from war or … more
A measure signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month made California the fifth state—and by far the largest—to allow physicians to prescribe drugs to end the lives of terminally ill … more
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