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Stanford University to Remove Saint’s Name from Some Properties

California’s Stanford University will strip the name of 18th-century Franciscan friar, St. Junipero Serra, from some of its properties but keep a street named after him. more

Faith in Christ Isn’t Professed in Words But in Deeds, Pope Says

True followers of Jesus profess their faith not through pre-packaged platitudes but rather through concrete actions of love for their neighbors, Pope Francis said. more

Catholic Workers Say U.S. Aid Cuts to Palestinians Could Be Disastrous

The U.S. budgetary cuts to humanitarian aid institutions helping Palestinians could lead to long-term disastrous consequences, said Catholic aid workers in the region. more

Sisters’ Lives Did Not Match Her Preconceptions

For years, I had passed by the grounds of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt. I was always struck by the beauty of the motherhouse, and intrigued by the women who lived there. more

Algerian Martyrs to be Beatified in Algeria Dec. 8

The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated Dec. 8 in Oran, Algeria, the country’s bishops announced. more

Archbishop Kurtz Says U.S. Society ‘Much Richer’ When Church, Government Work Together

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty told a Washington, D.C. audience Sept. 12 he is concerned about a “steady movement” in the United States away from religious institutions and an erosion in the view that religious liberty must be valued. more

U.S. Bishops Tell Pope Abuse Scandal ‘Lacerated’ the Church

The leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference said they shared with Pope Francis how the Church in the United States has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.” more

After Meeting Pope, Cardinal DiNardo Says He’s Hopeful About Addressing Crisis

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston struck a determinedly hopeful tone after his long-awaited meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the growing sexual abuse crisis in the United States. more

Where Do We Go From Here?

In the late summer and early fall of 1776, following disastrous defeats at the Battle of Long Island … more

Salesian Priest Kidnapped in Yemen Details Ordeal in New Rochelle Talk

Repeatedly celebrating the Mass in his mind and resolutely praying the Stations of the Cross, the Angelus, the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet by himself while being held in captivity for 557 … more

9/11 Anniversary Marked With Moments of Silence, Prayer, Masses

Churchgoers around the United States once again marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with moments of silence, special prayer services and Masses. Attending a meeting of the U.S. … more

Washingtonville Faithful Welcome New Parish Center

Cardinal Dolan blessed St. Mary’s new, 7,000-square-foot parish center in Washingtonville Sept. 7. “It was terrific. It could not have gone smoother,” Father Jeffrey Maurer, pastor of St. … more

Cathedral Celebration

Our Lady of Caridad del Cobre, patroness of Cuba, was honored at a Spanish-language Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sept. 9. Father Julio Barrios, chaplain and teacher at DePaul Catholic High … more

St. Peter’s Honors Past, Highlights Future After 9/11

St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street “isn’t just about the past, it’s about the present and it’s about a future,” Cardinal Dolan said at the Vigil Mass he celebrated there Sept. 8, the … more

Fordham University To Observe Cardinal Dulles’ Centenary

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., and a decade since the death of the renowned convert, Jesuit priest and American theologian. Fordham University, where … more

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Hosting Weeklong St. Pio Celebration

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan will host a week of events with the Saint Pio Foundation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the entrance of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, O.F.M. Cap., … more

Labor Day Mass

Red Mass Set Oct. 3 in White Plains Church

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald T. Walsh, vicar for clergy, will celebrate the annual Red Mass for the judiciary, attorneys, and members of law enforcement and their families on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Our … more

Spirit of St. Francis Award Dinner Oct. 4

Robert Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods Inc., and Peter Unanue, executive vice president of Goya Foods Inc., will be honored at Catholic Extension’s fifth annual Spirit of St. Francis Award … more

Mass at Incarnation Church For Sister Teresa Mary

Sister Teresa Mary Sheehan, S.H., who served at Incarnation parish in Manhattan for 27 years, died July 7 in Chicago. She was 91. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. … more
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