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Abuse Crisis Is Church’s ‘Own 9/11,’ Archbishop Ganswein Says

The concern of now-retired Pope Benedict XVI and the promises made by the majority of Church leaders were not able to stop the evil of clerical sexual abuse, which has been the 9/11 of the Catholic Church, the retired pope's personal secretary said. more

Pope to Convene World Meeting on Abuse Prevention With Bishops’ Leaders in February

Pope Francis is calling the presidents of every Catholic bishops’ conference in the world to Rome Feb. 21-24 to discuss the prevention of the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. more

New York Latest to Launch Probe of Church Sex Abuse Records

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is the latest to announce that it is launching an investigation of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Church clergy, and at least two of the state’s eight dioceses confirmed receiving subpoenas seeking access to its records. more

Facing Facts, Coming to Terms With One’s Past Bring Peace, Pope Says

People need to make peace with their lives and anything they are running from, rather than lose themselves to escapism and playful distraction, Pope Francis said. more

‘Catholic Guy’ Radio Host Taps Into Male Zeitgeist

Lino Rulli doesn’t have any children of his own. Married two years ago, the 46-year-old and his wife, Jill, are hoping that changes soon. more

High Court Nominee Highlights His Catholic Charities’ Volunteer Work

During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his experience serving the homeless with Catholic Charities and tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy has influenced him as a judge because of the importance of “standing in the shoes of others.” more

Life, Pope Says, Is Not a Burden; It Should Be Lived With Passion

People, especially the young, need to live with passion—the passion to persevere and not see life as a burden, Pope Francis said. more

Slovakia’s Newest Martyr Is Example for Young People, Says Cardinal

Like St. Maria Goretti, Slovakia’s newest martyr is a model for young people, said Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. more

Pray, Act to Protect Clean Water, Guarantee Access to It, Pope Says

Water is a gift of God that makes life possible and yet millions of people do not have access to safe drinking water, and rivers, seas and oceans continue to be polluted, Pope Francis said. more

Silence Is Christ’s Response to Lies, Divisiveness, Pope Says at Mass

Jesus himself showed that the best way to respond to scandal and divisiveness is to stay silent and pray, Pope Francis said Sept. 3 as he resumed his early morning Masses with invited guests. more

Is There Truth in Archbishop Vigano’s Text and How Are Catholics to Know?

Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick. more

Family Boasts 22 Graduates of Utah Catholic Schools

Many high school seniors often feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. more

Bishops’ Labor Day Statement: ‘Just Wages and Human Flourishing’

Echoing what Pope Francis said during a Mass in May, the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said, “The struggle of working people, of the poor” is not first a “social or political question. No! It is the Gospel, pure and simple.” more

Sister Catherine Ryan, F.S.P.

Sister Catherine Ryan, F.S.P., who served in the archdiocese’s Catechetical Office for 33 years, died Aug. 16 at Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 87. Sister Catherine served in the … more

Sister Mary Mark Lowery, I.H.M.

Sister Mary Mark Lowery, I.H.M., who taught at an elementary school on Staten Island, died Aug. 17 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. She was 88. She was a teacher at Blessed … more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Services USA

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Services USA will serve as principal celebrant and homilist at a Memorial Mass for Staten Island native Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., a … more

Thomas J. Moran

Thomas J. Moran, who served as chief executive officer of Mutual of America for 21 years and was a supporter of Catholic causes, died Aug. 12. He was 65. Mr. Moran had a 43-year career with Mutual … more

Denise Jimenez-D’Oleo

Denise Jimenez-D’Oleo, who coordinated Spanish-language programs for the archdiocesan Family Life and Respect Life offices, died Aug. 12 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx after battling breast … more

Sister Patricia Egan, O.P.

Sister Patricia Egan, O.P., a teacher in the archdiocese for 34 years, died Aug. 24 in Siena Hall at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. She was 82. Sister Patricia taught at Aquinas High School, the … more

Sister Joanne Deas, O.P.

Sister Joanne Deas, O.P., who served as administrator of Dominican Convent in Sparkill for 23 years until last year and also was principal of Our Lady of Grace School in the Bronx, died August 21 in … more
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