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Mary’s assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and His greatness, Pope Francis said. more
Cardinal Sergio Obeso Rivera, retired archbishop of Xalapa, Mexico who was created a cardinal by Pope Francis a little over a year ago, died Aug. 11 in Xalapa. He was 87. He was born into a … more
Bishop John Saklil of Timika, Indonesia, known for his staunch commitment to upholding the rights of the indigenous people of Papua and New Guinea died suddenly Aug. 3. He was 59. Bishop … more
Three U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen have called on the nation’s elected officials “to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds” of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass shootings and urged an end to hateful rhetoric many see as a factor in the violence, particularly in Texas. more
Interim Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan and his colleagues are eager and excited to welcome teachers, parents and students for the 2019-2020 school year, and Deegan recently summed up … more
August 6, 2019 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Dear friends in the Lord, The last thing we need right now is yet another “know-it-all” commenting upon the tragedies in El Paso … more
Like the apostles who brought spiritual and physical healing to those in need, Christians are called to tend to the wounds of the suffering and the downtrodden, Pope Francis said. more
Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. more
Pope Francis has asked families to set aside time to pray both individually and together as a family. more
A worldwide network of 2,000 Catholic religious sisters marked the 10th anniversary of its efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery July 29. more
Spanish Cardinal Jose Estepa Llaurens, a former military bishop of Spain, died July 21 in Madrid. He was 93. Pope Francis, offering his condolences in a telegram July 22, praised the cardinal’s … more
A proud Cuban who pressed for greater freedom for his Church and for an end to the U.S. embargo on his homeland, Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino, retired archbishop of Havana, died July 26. He was … more
The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment. more
Upcoming space travel plans need to include living on the moon, similar to scientific habitats in the Arctic and Antarctica, said Gene Kranz, NASA’s former flight director. more
Italian Cardinal Paolo Sardi, a former official in the Vatican Secretariat of State, died in Rome July 13. He was 84. Pope Francis, offering his condolences, praised the cardinal’s “edifying … more
Recent news reports state that New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has issued new rules that say children in public schools can now change their gender status and names on school … more
Maybe it was my visit home for the Fourth of July. I watched with admiration as my two sisters beamed over their grandchildren, so happy to have them crowding around, so jolly as they ran, played, … more
Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, drawing the former auxiliary bishop of New York one step nearer to beatification. The pope … more
I read George Weigel’s “On the Composting of Thee and Me” (CNY, May 23) with dismay. He comes across as smug, self righteous and dismissive. In an epoch when the world’s poorest are suffering … more
The homily Pope Francis delivered to the 31 new Metropolitan Archbishops from around the world, including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., attending Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica last … more
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