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Fear, Uncertainty Lead to a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Religion, Pope Says

Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said. more

Pope Prays Blessed Paul VI Will Intercede for ‘Church He Loved So Much’

On the 40th anniversary of the death of Blessed Paul VI, Pope Francis went into the grotto under St. Peter’s Basilica to pray at his predecessor’s simple tomb. more

Knights Urged to Join in Novena for Legal Protection of Human Life

Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the law. more

Seattle Catholics Celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

The Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, turned 50 this year, with this year’s games held in Seattle. more

Archbishop, Attorney General Address Religious Liberty at Department of Justice Conference

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., gave three reasons why religious freedom is important to the Catholic Church in a speech July 30 at a conference on the issue at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. more

Coming To Jesus

A Mass honoring Divino Nino (Divine Child Jesus) at St. Margaret Mary Church in the Bronx July 18 drew 400 people. more

Teens Getting Ready to Perform Blessed Solanus’ Story on Stage

Mckenzie Malcolm is ready for what her next performance may bring. The parishioner of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction is one of 23 teens with roles in “Solanus: Blessed in America, The Story of … more

Six Priests of the Archdiocese Retire

Six priests of the archdiocese have retired, effective July 1, the Cardinal’s Office announced. All had previously reached the normal priest retirement age of 75, or they will reach it at … more

Many Urge More Accountability by Church After Abuse Revelations

The sexual abuse allegations surrounding now-former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have prompted some Church figures to urge a thorough reckoning of the U.S. Church’s clerical sexual abuse … more

Thornwood Native Is First American-born Syro-Malabar Priest Ordained in U.S.

Father Kevin Mundackal made history in May as the first American-born Syro-Malabar priest ordained in the United States. Ordained for the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago on May … more

Somos Llamados al Discipulado Misionero — Cultura del Encuentro

En años pasados, el Papa Francisco ha llamado a todos los católicos a convertirse en “Discípulos Misioneros”. Este término ciertamente no es una idea nueva. A lo largo de mi marcha en el … more

Pope Accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s Resignation as Cardinal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the College of Cardinals of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, and has ordered him to maintain “a life of prayer and … more

Charitable Giving

Jeff Kantor, Macy’s chief merchandising officer, along with Macy’s colleagues, visited Encore Senior Center at St. Malachy’s parish in Manhattan July 26. There they presented St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters with a $420,000 check from funds raised through Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign. more

‘Blink of an Eye’

The world would be an infinitely better place if people could understand and accept this basic concept. Suppose you were standing on a sandy beach stretching for miles, and on the tip of your finger … more

‘Inherent Dignity’

Considering the increasing awareness of racism that exists in our country today, there must be something individual parishes can do to bring about a greater understanding between the races. As a … more

Permanent Diaconate Celebrates Five-Decade Milestone

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons … more

At Camp Veritas

Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C.

Brother Anton Joseph Lips, C.F.C., who served at Iona College in New Rochelle and All Hallows High School, the Bronx, died June 29 at St. Joseph’s Residence Community in New Rochelle. He was … more

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen

Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, who attended the Second Vatican Council and became a pioneer in the ecumenical movement and later offered a pacifist voice to war and the production of nuclear … more
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