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Madeleine Monier, 10, and her brother Charles, 8, venerated a relic of St. Jacinta Marto—the Church’s youngest, non-martyred saint—at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan the night before the conclusion of the centennial marking the three shepherd children seers of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal. more
Addressing the challenges of evangelization in one of the world’s most remote areas and the connection between faith and environmental concern, Pope Francis announced a special gathering of the Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region. more
Like the Catholic Church’s newest saints, Christians are called to live their faith as a love story with God who wants a relationship that is “more than that of devoted subjects with their king,” Pope Francis said. more
The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. more
As the Church marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promoting it as a means of teaching the truth about faith remains a challenge and a priority. more
The 1960s are remembered as a tumultuous time of counterculture movements and groundbreaking accomplishments. In that decade, the Holy Spirit was said to have become present to 30 students and … more
A Franciscan organization led by a native New Yorker is investing heavily in education as the best tool to stem the steady exodus of Christians from the Holy Land. Father Peter Vasko, O.F.M., … more
Though there is clearly much to celebrate, the 100th anniversary of archdiocesan Catholic Charities isn’t so much about nostalgia as about gearing up to face the challenges of the next 100 years. How to move forward in an era of social and political discord was the subject of the first Edward Cardinal Egan Forum Sept. 26 at the Sheen Center in lower Manhattan. more
Pope Francis’ @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers just a few months before the fifth anniversary of when Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative. more
Pope Francis will commemorate all those who have died in war by celebrating Mass at an Italian cemetery where thousands of American soldiers killed during World War II are buried. more
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