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The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed Pope Francis’ pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and to stop offering special treatment to bishops who have committed or covered up abuse. more
Pope Francis asked bishops to be bold, honest, open-minded, charitable and, especially, prayerful as they begin a three-week meeting on “young people, the faith and vocational discernment.” more
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia told members of the Synod of Bishops their task was to help young people understand Catholic teaching on sexuality and to avoid using terms like “LGBTQ” that make it seem as if the Church categorizes people that way. more
Setting the stage for a monthlong gathering of bishops, Pope Francis urged synod fathers not to be crushed by “prophets of doom,” but to be the signs of hope and joy for which today’s young people yearn. more
Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, which calls Catholics “to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between,” said the chairman of the bishops’ pro-life committee. more
Catholic aid agencies were among those working to assess the needs and get relief to the island of Sulawesi after an earthquake and tsunami left more than 800 people dead. more
Fueron cuatro días de fe. Fueron cuatro días de esperanza. También fueron cuatro días de amor, por la Iglesia, los sacramentos y el viaje sagrado buscando un encuentro con Cristo. El V Encuentro … more
En la parroquia de la Asunción en la ciudad de Peekskill en el condado de Westchester, el padre Esteban Sánchez dirige un programa arquidiocesano llamado Instituto Pastoral Padre Félix Varela, un … more
The University of Notre Dame has one of the most successful and popular programs in college football. The Fighting Irish football team has a palpable Catholic culture—the famous mural of Christ as … more
During Pope Tawadros II’s visit to the United States, Cardinal Dolan and other Catholic and Christian leaders welcomed the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria in Egypt, to the … more
It was four days of faith. It was four days of hope. It was also four days of love—for the Church, the sacraments and the holy journey seeking an encounter with Christ. The Church’s V National … more
A Unity Mass for two recently merged Newburgh churches suddenly became a historic evening for the archdiocese when Father Bill Damroth announced the parish’s new name as the Parish of St. Mother … more
Archbishop Luis Castro Quiroga of Tunja, Colombia, illustrated a point about the ethical, spiritual and cultural foundations of peace building through a story he delivered at the Prayer Service on … more
For the first time in decades, all of the Catholic bishops in China are in full communion with the pope, the Vatican announced. more
For years, I had passed by the grounds of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt. I was always struck by the beauty of the motherhouse, and intrigued by the women who lived there. more
Repeatedly celebrating the Mass in his mind and resolutely praying the Stations of the Cross, the Angelus, the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet by himself while being held in captivity for 557 … more
Churchgoers around the United States once again marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with moments of silence, special prayer services and Masses. Attending a meeting of the U.S. … more
Cardinal Dolan blessed St. Mary’s new, 7,000-square-foot parish center in Washingtonville Sept. 7. “It was terrific. It could not have gone smoother,” Father Jeffrey Maurer, pastor of St. … more
St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street “isn’t just about the past, it’s about the present and it’s about a future,” Cardinal Dolan said at the Vigil Mass he celebrated there Sept. 8, the … more
Cathedral High School hosted a royal visit Sept. 25 that will provide a lifetime of memories for students, faculty and administrators. Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium met with 12 students, … more
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