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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
When my younger son was in grade school he had a lazy approach to his homework assignments. Making sentences using his spelling words was a case in point. more
Heading off to the university this fall? Pope Francis recommends that we carry a pocket bible along with our backpack of textbooks. Here are 10 commandments that we can easily fit into our portable scriptures and our student life. more
The priest leading the Gaza Strip’s only Catholic parish met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, thanking him for his support of those suffering in the war-torn territory. more
Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of James Foley, a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. more
With “spiritual freshness and joy” despite his physical frailty, retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass and met briefly with his former doctoral students at the Vatican Aug. 24. more
Slain journalist James Foley, who sent images and copy from different war zones, was described as living his faith through his work. more
With the discord now occurring in Ferguson, Mo., as a counterpoint and possible warning, Cardinal Dolan hosted Mayor de Blasio, Police Commissioner William Bratton and religious leaders from across the city Aug. 20 for a roundtable discussion on reconciliation, trust and peace-building between police and community after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody last month. more
A stolen consecrated host that was at the center of a lawsuit filed by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and intended for use at a planned Satanic "black mass" in Oklahoma City has been returned. more
On his first pastoral visit to Asia, Francis placed 124 Korean martyrs on the last step toward sainthood in a beatification Mass Aug. 16 that brought elation to the 800,000 people in attendance. … more
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