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In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. more
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, today released the following statement on the official announcement of the schedule of Pope Francis’ September visit: more
The parents of St. Therese of Lisieux will be canonized at the Vatican Oct. 18, during the Synod of Bishops on the family. more
The Holy See and Palestine have signed a historic agreement that supports a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict in the Holy Land, based on the 1967 borders between Israel and Palestine. more
Cardinal Dolan’s statement, below, was in response to the June 17 racially motivated mass shooting during an evening Bible study session in a Charleston, S.C., church that is one of one of the … more
Pope Francis speaks with a pastor’s voice and with deep respect for science in calling the world to address threats to all life on earth through environmental degradation and the mindset of a … more
Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” is a call for global action as well as an appeal for deep inner conversion. He points to numerous ways world organizations, nations and communities must move forward and the way individuals—believers and people of good will—should see, think, feel and act. Here are some of the pope’s suggestions, with references in parentheses to their paragraphs in the encyclical: more
The working document for this fall’s Synod of Bishops on the family called for expanded discussion and pastoral solutions to challenges such as how economic disparity and environmental degradation affect families as well as the impact of infertility, aging and disability. more
Cardinal Dolan has written to parishioners at four Port Chester parishes, announcing the decisions for parish mergers in that community, the archdiocese announced June 12. more
Before leading the Angelus at the New York Catholic Bible Summit, Cardinal Dolan acknowledged the allegiance to the faith of the 500 in attendance. more