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The parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago, are asking that the death penalty be taken “off the table” for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. more
Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September before his trip to the United States. more
Commemorating the second anniversary of the kidnapping of two Syrian bishops, the Greek Orthodox patriarch lamented the indifference of the international community about their fate. “We hope … more
Oklahoma City and the surrounding community found comfort in God after the 1995 bombing of the Murrah federal building and that inspired a “generous spirit” among “many people who took time to care and to comfort one another,” Archbishop Paul S. Coakley said April 19. more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse. more
What does one say to comfort a family in the face of a devastating tragedy? As a priest Father Lawrence Ford, O.F.M, has officiated at many funerals. But he acknowledged finding the right words … more
New Yorkers are being afforded a rare opportunity to view some of the monumental works of Florentine early Renaissance sculptor Donatello (1386-1466) at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA). The … more
At Easter Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Dolan rejoiced in the Resurrection of Christ and remembered with affection his predecessor, Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus, who … more
Children are never a “mistake” and no sacrifice is too great for an adult to make so that children can feel their worth, Pope Francis said. more
As the trial of Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to the jury April 6, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts released a statement reiterating the Church’s teaching on the death penalty. more

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