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As Americans, Parisians and others around the world find themselves targeted by violent extremists, the promise of Christmas peace may seem a distant dream. That’s why the Jubilee Year of Mercy, … more
We applaud New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan, announced last week, to provide 15,000 units of supportive housing in a $2.6 billion city initiative to help homeless veterans, victims of … more
It’s beyond outrageous that once again the heroes of 9/11 have to beg Congress to renew full funding for the Zadroga Act treatment centers for workers who selflessly risked their lives and health … more
Late Sunday night, the leaders of Greece and other countries along the so-called “migrant trail” into Europe agreed to set up holding camps for up to 100,000 people seeking asylum from war or … more
A measure signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month made California the fifth state—and by far the largest—to allow physicians to prescribe drugs to end the lives of terminally ill … more
On his glorious first-ever visit to the United States, Pope Francis electrified millions of Americans with his warm and humble style, his powerful message of mercy, inclusion and love, and his … more
The welcome mat is out. Pope Francis will be here next week on his first-ever visit to the United States, and New Yorkers are ready to embrace him and the message of peace, mercy and care for the … more
How many more innocent Americans will be shot dead—inexplicably and in cold blood—before we say “enough,” and mean it? Before we take serious steps to enact sensible gun laws that could … more
Just when you thought Times Square’s aggressive tip-hustling costumed characters couldn’t get more annoying, we’re seeing a new category of hustle that’s as vulgar as anything we’ve seen in … more
Pope Francis is coming to the United States, and New York, next month, as if we had to tell you. Everyone, it seems, wants to be as close to the Holy Father as possible. Practically speaking, the … more
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