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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has joined Pope Francis and the office for the Synod of Bishops in encouraging a universal day of prayer Sunday, Sept. 28 for the upcoming synod on the family. more
Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, and religious leaders must denounce the use of faith to justify violence and oppression, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania. more
Two weeks before the start of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, the Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments. more
Peace is never achieved once and for all, but is the fruit of a daily quest for greater justice and respect for one another, the new papal nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 15. For … more
The Archdiocese of New York has been awarded 80 additional free Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) seats at Regina Coeli and St. Peter Schools in Hyde Park. more
Beams of light depicting the former Twin Towers of the World Train Center illuminate the Manhattan skyline in honor of all who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. This year marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 assault that claimed nearly 3,000 lives in New York, Washington, D.C. and rural Shanksville, Pa. more
Sister Marie Claude Naddaf, provincial leader of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for Lebanon and Syria, is still shaken by what she witnessed visiting Irbil, Iraq. more
The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement from the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., where the archbishop was born and ordained to the priesthood. more
The wisdom of “It takes a village to raise a child” has been lost as kids are either overprotected by permissive parents or neglected, Pope Francis said. more
Pope Francis sent a letter of condolence to the family a Steven Sotloff, the second U.S. journalist slain this summer by ISIS, also known as Islamic State. more
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