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When was the last time we recited the Pledge of Allegiance? Is there a better month than July, as we celebrate our independence, to meditate on the 31 words in this brief but powerful promise? Not … more
At Solemn Evening Prayer for Peace in the Middle East, Cardinal Dolan bolstered those near and far afflicted by the relentless conflict. more
Pope Francis led pilgrims in praying for peace and for the victims of a terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in Turkey. more
In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. more
After the Mass at which he was ordained in St. Patrick’s Cathedral June 26, Deacon John Tomasicchio recalled the beginning of his personal journey to the permanent diaconate. more
In his first public address in almost a year, retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his sincere gratefulness to Pope Francis, saying that his goodness “from the first moment of your election, in every moment of my life here, touches me deeply.” more
In silence and in prayer while a mournful hymn was sung, Pope Francis formally paid tribute to the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915-1918. more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, former “custos” of the Holy Land, as the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. more
Catholics and other members of the public are invited to join in an ecumenical prayer service for peace in the Middle East—led by Cardinal Dolan and featuring as a special guest of honor, Patriarch … more
A broad and diverse coalition of Christian organizations—including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—is calling for an end to predatory payday lending. The coalition, calling itself … more
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