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The U.S. Supreme Court gave supporters of protections for “Dreamers” some breathing room this week. On Monday, the court rejected a request by the government to speed up the legal proceedings … more
With Ash Wednesday this week, the season of Lent is once again upon us. As Catholics, we know Lent as a time of penitence, fasting and abstinence in anticipation of Holy Week and Easter—the … more
The 44th annual National Catholic Schools Week that began Jan. 28 has as its theme “Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed.” As a slogan, it has a nice ring to it. As a succinct description of … more
The vile comments attributed to President Donald Trump about certain countries during an immigration policy meeting have been widely and deservedly condemned. The president is said to have used … more
After vetoing legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools, Governor Andrew Cuomo still has a chance to make things right for the thousands of families across the state whose children attend those schools. more
The Christmas season brings plenty of good cheer, gatherings of families and friends, sparkling lights that illuminate our darkening days and much more that is festive and fun. It also brings much … more
With the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing their own versions of tax reform bills in recent weeks, both chambers are now focused on combining the two into a single piece of legislation … more
Thanksgiving Day, and the entire long holiday weekend, is traditionally a time for families to come together—giving thanks for a festive meal shared with those we love, and relaxing afterward by … more
Have we learned to comprehend the incomprehensible? Do we express horror over mass killings in our cities, our small towns and even our churches, and then quickly forget about them as we go about forget about them as we go about our business? It can seem that way at times. … more
Only now, fully a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall in … more
The Trump administration’s decision to expand exemptions to the HHS mandate on contraception coverage in health insurance is a long overdue correction of a misguided rule. The interim rules … more
In a remarkable testament to the ministry of a martyred American … more
As the spiritual shepherds of the Church in this country, the nation’s Catholic bishops have not hesitated to take a leadership role in addressing what they’ve long identified as “the sin of … more
We strongly condemn the racist and hate-filled ideologies that sparked the violent and deadly Charlottesville, Va., demonstrations and counter-protests last weekend. We just as strongly urge … more
The evidence just keeps piling up. Pro football’s head injury problem is real, it’s serious, and the National Football League needs to take a leadership role in addressing it in a way that … more
The road to sainthood is a little wider now, thanks to Pope Francis’ approval of a fourth pathway to possible canonization—the giving of one’s life in a heroic act of service to others. We … more
Catholic New York has been recognized with many awards in its 36-year history. From 2013 to 2016, we were judged as top Catholic diocesan newspaper in the United States in our circulation category. … more
Right from the start, Pope Francis made it clear that he wants the Catholic Church to be one of mission, not of maintenance. That’s what he meant with his famous remark that he wants priests to … more
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, had a lot to say about climate change, and the importance of the Paris climate agreement, in his May 24 meeting with President Donald Trump … more
The Notre Dame graduates who walked out of their May 21 commencement ceremony to protest the choice of Vice President Mike Pence as speaker missed the chance to learn one of the most valuable lessons … more
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