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To the Editor: In a story in the May 15 issue, “U.N. Committee Asks About Clergy Sex Abuse,” the leaders of the Church feel it incumbent to acquiesce to the United Nations on a … more
For the redemptive suffering it represents, a first-class relic of St. John Paul II—blood in a liquid state—is reminiscent of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, which the Church celebrates in July. more
At the center of the reliquary is a glass ampoule that contains the saint’s blood, which remains in a liquid state. more
Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine. more
Although Pope Francis planned to make a short, private visit to Caserta in southern Italy specifically to visit a Pentecostal pastor he knows from Argentina, the 130-mile trip has taken a new form—two forms, to be exact. more
Two Iraqi nuns and three orphans kidnapped in late June have been released safely, according to the Christian rights group Middle East Concern. more
Bishops’ conferences from five countries called on Catholics, politicians and society at large to confront the issues causing a flow of unaccompanied minors from Central America—and to tend to them as they travel through Mexico and arrive at the U.S. border. more
Those who regard the Supreme Court’s June 30 decision affirming the religious liberty of two family-owned businesses as an answer to prayer are not in short supply. It seems a fitting and … more
To the Editor: Recent ads promoting New York State for the location of new businesses make New York seem like a “Mecca” for out of state interests considering relocation. Yet it … more
To the Editor: I just read the news that Archbishop Francis Chullikatt will be concluding his term as the Vatican’s Nuncio to the United Nations. At this time I very much want to … more
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