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U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3. more
Members of the U.S. Senate “have a grave obligation” to make sure their health care reform bill respects life, provides access to adequate health care “for all” and is “truly affordable,” the chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees said in a letter to senators released June 2. more
Pope Francis called for an “extraordinary month of prayer and reflection” to reinvigorate and renew the missionary spirit and action of the Catholic Church. more
he centennial of World War I. Five decades since the death of Catholic literary convert and war poet Siegfried Sassoon, the 60th anniversary of his conversion and reception into the Church. And the centenary of Sassoon’s anti-war statement, “A Soldier’s Declaration.” more
President Donald Trump’s June 1 decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate agreement “is deeply troubling,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. more
A leaked draft rule from the Department of Health and Human Services exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act was welcomed by Church officials and attorneys representing the Little Sisters of the Poor, one of the groups that challenged the mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court. more
Young people often are judged too easily, even though with their limitations they are still a much needed and valuable part of the world, Pope Francis said. more
Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.” more
Retired Bishop Thomas V. Daily of Brooklyn, who headed the diocese from 1990 until his retirement in 2003, died early May 15 at Immaculate Conception Center’s Bishop Mugavero Residence in Douglaston, Queens. He was 89. more
St. Peter’s Regional School in Liberty will remain open and transition from a pre-k through fourth grade school to a pre-k through kindergarten early childhood center beginning this fall. more
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