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The U.S. bishops Nov. 11 chose a new secretary-elect and chairmen-elect for several committees, all of whom will begin their service in November 2015. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New … more
The cans stacked on tables set up at Our Lady of Sorrows parish on Manhattan’s Lower East Side held an impressive array of Goya Foods, everything from black beans to chick peas and rice to tins of … more
They work the nightshift six nights a week doing one of the most stressful jobs imaginable. But there is a peace about these extraordinary women that appears to transcend even the most difficult … more
The general public receives a warm welcome outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan throughout Nightfever, which returned to the cathedral the evening of Nov. 21. The evangelization endeavor … more
Situated in the John Cardinal O’Connor Memorial Library is the typewriter of Dorothy Day, whose cause for canonization is now open. Surrounding it are books and papers documenting the history of … more
Just one week after Cardinal Dolan was voted chairman-elect of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, he promoted the sanctity of life at the inaugural New York … more
Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America. more
The first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking has been announced for Feb. 8, the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who eventually was freed and became a Canossian nun. more
The first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 30, marking the start of the new liturgical year, will also inaugurate the Year for Consecrated Life. more
Speakers at the Nov. 17 opening of an historic exhibit at the United Nations of medieval manuscripts and papal documents associated with St. Francis of Assisi affirmed the saint’s association with the world body’s peaceful aims and hoped his namesake pope would pay a visit next September. more
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