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"To be a sincere Catholic entails an active, free deliberate choice to accept the gracious invitation of Jesus to know, love and serve Him in His Church." - Cardinal Dolan more
He’s delivered a bouncing baby boy, consoled a dying 4-year-old girl and aided numerous ailing, exhausted elderly. Confronting life and death—and celebrating each precious breath in between—is … more
The first time Father James DiLuzio, C.S.P., read Scripture in a theatrical setting he received rave reviews. “Father Jack Collins, C.S.P., was doing an evangelical program called ‘Give Us 60 … more
It’s a safe bet many people in their 20s and 30s spend a chunk of their free time getting drinks and socializing with friends. The members of Ignite Young Adults are no exception—but for them a … more
The Holy Name Society was created at the suggestion of Pope Gregory X in the year 1274. Pope Gregory selected the Dominican Order, in particular Blessed John of Vercelli, the Dominican’s master … more
The Holy Name Society may be centuries old—it’s been around since the Middle Ages—but it’s still relevant today. At one parish, St. John the Evangelist in Mahopac, the number of men that … more
Don quietly wheels Mary into the community room being used for the celebration of Mass at Wingate Nursing Home in Fishkill. Both are wearing their Sunday best—Don Cromer in a blue shirt and … more
Dennis Petrucelli had been away from the Church for quite a while—45 years to be exact— before he went back to Mass at St. Stanislaus parish in Pleasant Valley last month. It wasn’t just one … more
The day the World Trade Center fell Deacon Fernando Vazquez was “born again.” He was on the 24th floor of the North Tower where he was working for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield as a security … more
“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests—large in number, but not in proportion to the total—have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis told members of the International Catholic Child Bureau during a meeting April 11 at the Vatican. more
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