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The Little Sisters of the Poor, who care for the elderly in nursing homes around the country, are not known for high-profile actions with high-level stakes. But the sisters’ principled stand … more
Count us to add our support to the religious leaders, members of Congress and presidential candidates from both parties calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to formally condemn the slaughter of … more
During this Year of Mercy, we have seen the advent of spiritual practices and programs meant to encourage Catholics to avail themselves of God’s mercy, especially in this holy season of … more
The historic meeting last week between Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow was a monumental event in Christianity on many levels, both real and symbolic. It’s an … more
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
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