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At the turn of the millennium, a young Father Dismas Marie Kline, C.F.R., celebrated with some 85,000 people at the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in Florida as the rock band Phish performed a … more
One summer day, a fourth-grade age boy named Hartley Bancroft III wrote a heartfelt letter to God in his family’s garage. “I told God I loved him very much, and if He wanted me to be a priest, … more
Father Cruz Alejandro Sánchez Mares, 35, was born in the small town of Tecolotlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The community there had only 300 people, and a priest visited just once a … more
The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts. more
The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new resources to combat what the bill’s bipartisan supporters say is “a worldwide escalation” of Christian persecution and anti-Semitism. more
A relic of St. Anthony of Padua will tour five churches in the archdiocese to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua in June. more
True happiness exists in the love of faith, family and fresh guacamole, comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, told more than 1,700 graduates of the Class of 2016 during The Catholic University of America’s 127th annual commencement on May 14. more
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin confirmed that Pope Francis, or his successor, will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families. more
Father Damian Ekete, a parochial vicar at Holy Spirit parish in the Bronx, is recuperating at the rectory after being struck in the arm by a stray bullet in Queens this past weekend. The … more
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