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Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained … more
A former Boston mayor and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said his life’s work now is being an advocate for the use of adult stem cells in research and treatment of diseases. more
Throughout her 50 years in religious life, Sister Mary Ann Walsh’s job titles have varied—teacher, reporter for a diocesan newspaper, Vatican correspondent and media editor at Catholic News Service, … more
A 10th-century Armenian monk has been named among the doctors of the Church. more
Lent is a journey of purification and penance, a movement that should bring one tearfully back to the loving arms of the merciful Father, Pope Francis said at an Ash Wednesday Mass that began with a procession on Rome’s Aventine Hill. more
A colored photocopy of a smiling, blond toddler is the only thing adorning the bare walls of the tiny room where Ayda Abada, her blind husband, and four children shelter after they were chased out of their Christian village in Iraq by Islamic State extremists. more
Cardinal Dolan was the principal celebrant and homilist of the noon Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, the beginning of the Lent. more
The good thing about being a Marist Brother, explained Brother John Klein, F.M.S., is wherever a Marist goes around the world, with some 4,000 brothers active in 82 countries, there will be a … more
Helping men, women and children in need find suitable quarters to dwell never ceases to make the big heart of Sister Donna Dodge, S.C., swell. She believes having a roof over one’s head is a … more
Advocating that the “real dignity” is to die naturally, Cardinal Dolan and the New York State Catholic Conference are ramping up a campaign to block legislation that would legalize … more

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